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motivo

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian.

NounEdit

motivo (plural motivos or motivi)

  1. (music) A motif.
    • 1853, Adolf Bernhard Marx, The universal school of music, translated by A. H. Wehrhan (page 165)
      By the repetition, transposition, inversion, and combination of different motivos, the extended series of sounds is formed []

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of motivar

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Common Romance, from Latin motivus.

NounEdit

motivo (accusative singular motivon, plural motivoj, accusative plural motivojn)

  1. reason, ground, motive

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Esperanto motivo.

NounEdit

motivo (plural motivi)

  1. motive, reason

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

motivo m (plural motivi)

  1. reason, ground
  2. motive
  3. (music) motif, melody, aria
  4. pattern, motif

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DescendantsEdit

VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular present active indicative of motivare

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mōtivō

  1. dative masculine singular of mōtivus
  2. dative neuter singular of mōtivus
  3. ablative masculine singular of mōtivus
  4. ablative neuter singular of mōtivus

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin motivus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. motive (that which incites to action)
  2. (music) motif (short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work)

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VerbEdit

motivo

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of motivar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

motivo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of motivar.

NounEdit

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. reason, ground, motive