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symbol of Esperanto

EtymologyEdit

From Esperanto esperanto (one who hopes), from French espérer, from Latin sperare (to hope). Originally, this was the pseudonym assumed by the language's creator, L. L. Zamenhof, and the language was called Lingvo Internacia (international language).

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Esperanto

  1. An international auxiliary language designed by L. L. Zamenhof with a base vocabulary inspired by Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and having a streamlined grammar with completely regular conjugations, declensions, and inflections.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that is used as a single international medium in place of plural distinct national media.
    The U.S. dollar is the Esperanto of currency.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Esperanto Esperanto.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛs.pəˈrɑn.toː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to

NounEdit

Esperanto n (uncountable)

  1. Esperanto

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb esperi (to hope), which ultimately derives from Latin sperare (to hope), and the affix -anto; meaning in Esperanto one who hopes. Doktoro Esperanto ("Doctor Hopeful") was the pen-name of Esperanto's author, Dr. Zamenhof, when he published the language in 1887.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /es.peˈran.to/, /es.peˈɾɐn.to/, /ɛs.pɛˈɾan.tɔ/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Esperanto (accusative Esperanto)

  1. Esperanto

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Esperanto n (genitive Esperanto)

  1. Esperanto

Usage notesEdit

  • The word can be used with or without a definite article: (Das) Esperanto ist eine Kunstsprache. (“Esperanto is a constructed language.”) The form with no article is generally more common, but the article is necessary in the genitive case (die Grammatik des Esperanto) and with the preposition in (die Pluralbildung im Esperanto).

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Esperanto Esperanto.

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Esperanto

  1. Esperanto

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

Esperanto m

  1. Esperanto

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Esperanto m (uncountable)

NounEdit

Esperanto m (uncountable)

  1. Misspelling of esperanto.

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

Esperanto n (uncountable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of esperanto

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Esperanto Esperanto.

Proper nounEdit

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto