E Vicipaedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Nomen[fontem recensere]

Melius Debilitas? IacobusAmor 14:27, 12 Augusti 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I like it. Etymologically, it fits English disabled better; it is also a classical word, which invaliditas is not. Of course it's hard to find something that exactly has the political and legal connotations of the modern-language equivalents. Lesgles (disputatio) 16:41, 1 Augusti 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not finding invaliditas in L&S. Of course Cassell's and Traupman have invalescere and invalidus. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 17:01, 1 Augusti 2014 (UTC)[reply]
For 'disability', Traupman has imbecillitas. IacobusAmor (disputatio) 17:02, 1 Augusti 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Not a big fan of imbecillitas, though my impression is probably colored by its descendants in modern languages (though debilitas has that problem too). For reference invaliditas is in Du Cange: "INVALIDITAS dicitur, cum quis ex vulnere invalidus fit. Leg. Polon. a Prilusio collectæ pag. 276 : 'Quod si nulla ex hujusmodi vulnere mutilatio et Invaliditas membri consequetur, etc.'" Lesgles (disputatio) 17:18, 1 Augusti 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I agree that "debilitas" is best. It is classical and has the right range of meanings, as does the adjective "debilis". Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 08:55, 2 Augusti 2014 (UTC)[reply]