Esperanto

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EtymologyEdit

Esperanto Esperanto. 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.
    • 1923, Edward Sims Van Zile, “The Movie as a World Language”, in That Marvel—the Movie, page 193:
      [Compared] to the Esperanto of the Eye, [cinema], [Esperanto's] conquest of the Earth is painfully slow[.]
    • 1981, Ellen Goodman, “Where did all the accents go?”, in Sarasota Journal[1], page 6A:
      I think there is increasingly a homogenized voice, an Esperanto in the ear.
    • 1994, Terry Pratchet, Interesting Times:
      …making its usual explicit request in the Esperanto of brutality.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Esperanto Esperanto.

PronunciationEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Esperanto n

  1. Esperanto

Derived termsEdit


EsperantoEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Doktoro Esperanto ("Doctor Hopeful"), the pen-name of Esperanto's author, Dr. Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof, when he published the language in 1887; from esperanto (one who hopes), from the verb esperi (to hope), from French espérer, Spanish esperar, ultimately from Latin spērō (to hope).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [espeˈranto]
  • Audio:
    (file)
  • Rhymes: -anto
  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to

Proper nounEdit

Esperanto (accusative Esperanton)

  1. Esperanto

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GermanEdit

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Esperanto n (proper noun, strong, genitive Esperantos or 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 (e.g. die Grammatik des Esperanto) and with the preposition in (e.g. 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 (uncountable)

  1. Esperanto

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

Esperanto

  1. Misspelling of esperanto.

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

Esperanto n (uncountable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of esperanto

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish esperanto or English Esperanto.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to
  • IPA(key): /ʔespeˈɾanto/, [ʔes.peˈɾan.to]

NounEdit

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto (language)

Derived termsEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Esperanto Esperanto.

Proper nounEdit

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto