sen·​ten·​tia sen-ˈten(t)-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce sententia (audio)
plural sententiae sen-ˈten(t)-shē-ˌē How to pronounce sententia (audio)
: aphorism
usually used in plural

Examples of sententia in a Sentence

a handbook of sententiae and advice for those about to enter the state of matrimony

Word History


Latin, literally, feeling, opinion

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sententia was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Sententia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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