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See also: ágio, agiò, aĝio, agio-, and -ágio

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian aggio.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.dʒoʊ/, /ˈɑː.dʒoʊ/, /ˈæ.dʒiˌoʊ/

NounEdit

agio (plural agios)

  1. (economics, finance) The premium or percentage on a better sort of money when it is given in exchange for an inferior sort. The premium or discount on foreign bills of exchange is sometimes called agio.
    • 1989, Isaac Levy, translator, The Pentateuch (translation of, Samson Raphael Hirsch, Der Pentateuch, ubersetzt und erlautert), second edition, volume 2, Exodus, Judaica Press, →ISBN, page 582 (commentary to Exodus 30:16),
      Owing to the enormous number of half-shekel coins required each year in Adar, these were greatly in demand, and the money-changers made a small fixed charge of an agio for changing whole into half shekels.
    • 1776, Adam Smith, An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations, [1].
      The money of such banks being better than the common currency of the country, necessarily bore an agio, which was greater or smaller, according as the currency was supposed to be more or less degraded below the standard of the state.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian aggio.

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NounEdit

agio m (plural agios)

  1. exchange premium, agio

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Occitan aize, from Vulgar Latin *adjace(m), from Latin adjacēns, present participle of adjaceō (compare Medieval Latin in aiace). Cognate with Old French aise, eise, French aise and aisance; compare also Catalan eina. Doublet of adiacente.

NounEdit

agio m (plural agi)

  1. ease, comfort
    Antonym: disagio
    sentirsi a proprio agioto be at ease; to feel comfortable
  2. luxury, comfort

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agio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of agiare

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