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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Portuguese albino and Spanish albino.

- Portuguese albino is from Medieval Latin albinus, from Latin albus

- Spanish albino is diminutive of albo, from Latin albus (white).

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AdjectiveEdit

albino (not comparable)

  1. congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); born with albinism

Usage notesEdit

  • The term is considered offensive by some (when used as a term for human beings); "albinistic" is a possible alternative.[1]
  • The term is not comparative: one either has albinism (a recessive genetic trait) or does not. While the effects of albinism may be more marked in some individuals, this does not make those individuals "more albino" than others. To the extent that it could be comparable, perhaps in metaphoric usage, the comparatives would be more/most/less/least albino (not *albinoer, *albinest, etc).

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NounEdit

albino (plural albinos or albinoes)

  1. (countable) A person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one born with albinism.

Usage notesEdit

  • The term is considered offensive by some when used to designate a human being; the phrase "person with albinism" is a neutral alternative.[1]

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino.

NounEdit

albino c (singular definite albinoen, plural indefinite albinoer)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish albino, from Latin albus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

albino m or f (plural albino's, diminutive albino'tje n)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

AdjectiveEdit

albino (not comparable)

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

InflectionEdit

Inflection of albino
uninflected albino
inflected albino
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial albino
indefinite m./f. sing. albino
n. sing. albino
plural albino
definite albino
partitive

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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alˈbino/
  • Hyphenation: al‧bin‧o
  • Rhymes: -ino

NounEdit

albino (accusative singular albinon, plural albinoj, accusative plural albinojn)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino.

AdjectiveEdit

albino (feminine singular albina, masculine plural albini, feminine plural albine)

  1. albino

NounEdit

albino m (plural albini, feminine albina)

  1. albino

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino.

NounEdit

albino m (definite singular albinoen, indefinite plural albinoer, definite plural albinoene)

  1. an albino (person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism)
  2. (as a noun modifier) albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino.

NounEdit

albino m (definite singular albinoen, indefinite plural albinoar, definite plural albinoane)

  1. an albino (as above)
  2. (as a noun modifier) albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Medieval Latin albinus, from Latin albus[1]

AdjectiveEdit

albino m (feminine singular albina, masculine plural albinos, feminine plural albinas, comparable)

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

NounEdit

albino m (plural albinos, feminine albina, feminine plural albinas)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino.

NounEdit

albíno m (Cyrillic spelling алби́но)

  1. albino

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

albo +‎ -ino, ultimately from Latin albus (white).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alˈbino/, [alˈβino]

AdjectiveEdit

albino (feminine singular albina, masculine plural albinos, feminine plural albinas)

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

NounEdit

albino m (plural albinos, feminine albina, feminine plural albinas)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino.

AdjectiveEdit

albino

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

Usage notesEdit

  • Compounded with the noun it modifies, e.g. "albinopåfågel" for English "albino peacock").

NounEdit

albino c (plural albiner)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism