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Daily Word (16 September 2014)

Dignity


 | ˈdɪgnɪti |

Definition

  • noun (mass noun) (pl. dignities)
    • the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect
      • [count noun] a high rank or position
    • a composed or serious manner or style
      • a sense of pride in oneself or self-respect

Etymology

Middle English. From Old English dignete, from Latin dignitas, from dignus (“worthy”).

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia:
    • kehormatan
    • martabat (rank)
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • مرواه (maruah)
  • Cebuano: dignidad
  • Deutsch:
    • die Würde
    • der Rang, die Stellung (rank)
  • Español:
    • la dignidad
    • la solemnidad (serious manner)
  • Filipino:
    • karangalan, dangal
  • Français: la dignité
  • 한국어: 존엄
  •  Italiano:
    • la dignità
    • il decoro (rank)
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: សេចក្តីថ្លៃថ្នូរ (sechaktei thlaithanur)
  • Latino: dignitas
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဂုဏ်
  • 日本語: 尊厳 (そんげん)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ກຽດສັກສີ (kiadsaksi)
  • ภาษาไทย: เกียรติ (keīyrti)
  • தமிழ்: கண்ணியம் (kanniyam)
  • Tiếng Việt: nhân phẩmchức vị cao
  • 中文:
    • 尊嚴 / 尊严 (Pinyin: zūnyán), 體面 / 体面 (Pinyin: tǐmiàn)
    • 身分 (Pinyin: shēnfēn) (rank)
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