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English

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Etymology

From Middle English from Old French idiote from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] idiota from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiotēs), a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman) from ἴδιος (idios), one's own, pertaining to oneself, private); ἰδιώτης was used derisively in ancient Athens to refer to one who declined to take part in public life.

Noun

Singular
idiot

Plural
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  1. (pejorative) A common term for a person of low general intelligence.
    usage note This may be used pejoratively, as an insult. It is a weak insult, however, and between close friends, family members, or lovers, is often completely nonaggressive.
  2. (obsolete) A medical or psychological term meaning a person who lacks the capacity to develop beyond the mental age of a normal four-year-old.

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Croatian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:hr:Template:lang:la derivations]] idiōta, from Ancient Greek ἰδιώτης (idiṓtēs), a private citizen, one who has no professional knowledge, layman).

Noun

idìot m.

  1. idiot

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

idiot m. (plural idiots; feminine idiote, plural idiotes)

  1. idiot

Slovak

Noun

idiot m., idioti pl.
idiot stem
idiota gen sg
declension pattern chlap
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) idiot

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Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for idiot Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive

idiot c.

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) idiot

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