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English

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] talentum (sum of money) from Ancient Greek τάλαντον (talanton), balance, weight, sum). The figurative meanings 2. and 3. come from Matt. XXV 14-30.

Noun

Singular
talent

Plural
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  1. a unit of weight and money used in ancient times in Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East.
  2. a marked ability or skill.
    He has the talent of touching his nose with his tongue.
  3. the potential or factual ability to perform a skill better than most people.
    She has a talent to sing.
    Also used jocularly, as: He has a talent for getting into trouble.
  4. (slang) attractive man or woman.

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Czech

Noun

talent m.

  1. talent (unit of weight)
  2. talent (actual or potential ability)

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Dutch

Noun

talent

  1. Talent.

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈtalɛnt]

Noun

talent m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|talent]]

  1. talent, gift

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative talent talenty
Genitive talentu talentów
Dative talentowi talentom
Accusative talent talenty
Instrumental talentem talentami
Locative talencie talentach
Vocative talencie talenty

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