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Daily Word (21 November 2014)

Charity


| ˈtʃarɪti |

Definition

  • noun (pl. ‘charities’)
    • an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need
      • [mass noun] the body of organizations viewed collectively as the object of fundraising or donations
    • [mass noun] the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need
      • help or money given to those on need
    • [mass noun] kindness and tolerance in judging others
      • (archaic) love of humankind, typically in a Christian context

Derivatives

consciously (adverb)

Etymology

Late Old English (‘Christian love of one’s fellows’), from Old French charite, from Latin caritas, from carus (“dear”)

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia: amalderma
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • عمل (amal)
  • Cebuano: kaluoy
  • Deutsch:
    • die Nächstienliebe, die Wohltätigkeit, die Barmherzigkeit
    • das Almosen (donations)
  • Español:
    • la caridad
    • la limosna (donations)
  • Filipino: kawanggawa
  • Français:
    • la charité
    • l’aumône (fem.) (donations)
  • 한국어: 자선 (jaseon)
  • Italiano:
    • la carità
    • le elemosina (donations)
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ: សប្បុរសធម៌ (sabborosathmr)
  • Latino: caritate, caritas
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဒါန
  • 日本語: 施し (ほどこし), 慈善 (じぜん), 慈悲 (じひ)
  • ພາສາລາວ: ຄວາມໃຈບຸນ (khuaam chaibun)
  • ภาษาไทย: การกุศล (kār kuṣ̄l)
  • தமிழ்: தொண்டு (toṇṭu)
  • Tiếng Việt: bố thí
  • 中文: 慈善 (císhàn)

 

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