Common Lexeme


Keywords: military

Pronunciation (IPA): ' 
Part of Speech: term noun verb 
Class: skurun 
Forms: milita, militas 
Glosses: military, military action, battle 


The term 'milita' was borrowed from Latin via unspecified Western languages (cf. English 'military'( in the early modern period by the AXS in coining vocabulary for military use. Its actual meaning in a noun context is something like 'battle' or 'military action'. In a verb context, it is a skurun verb meaning to battle someone/something, with an ergative battler and an absolutive thign battled. It can be extended metaphorically, like in English you can speak of 'battling cancer'.

The modifier form 'militas' aligns more closely with the English word 'military' as a general word for all things military, as well as being usable as a descriptor for a situation as being like an active battle.

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