Daily Word Archives

Daily Word (20 November 2014)

Conscious


| ˈkɒnʃəs |

Definition

  • adjective
    • aware of and responding to one’s surroundings
    • having knowledge of sth.
      • (in combination) concerned with or worried about a particular matter (e.g. “security-conscious”)
    • (of an action or feeling) deliberate and intentional
      • (of the mind or a though) directly perceptible to and under the control of the person concerned

Derivatives

consciously (adverb)

Etymology

Late 16th century (‘being aware of wrongdoing’) from Latin conscius (“knowing with others or in oneself”), itself from conscire (“be privy to”) + -ous.

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: sadar
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • سادر (sadar)
  • Cebuano: nahibaloan
  • Deutsch: bewusst
  • Español: consciente
  • Filipino: nakakamalay
  • Français: conscient
  • 한국어: 의식이있는 (uisig-iissneun)
  • Italiano: consapevole, cosciente
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: ដឹងហា (doeng)
  • Latino: conscia
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: သတိရှိနေ
  • 日本語: 意識 (いしき)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ສະຕິ (sati)
  • ภาษาไทย: มีสติอยู่ (mī s̄ti xyū̀)
  • தமிழ்: நனவான (naṉavāṉa)
  • Tiếng Việt: biết rỏcãm thấy
  • 中文: 自覺 / 自觉 (zìjué), 察覺 / 察觉 (chájué)

 

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