EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From altiri (to attract) +‎ -o (nominal ending).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /alˈtiro/
  • Hyphenation: al‧ti‧ro
  • Rhymes: -iro

NounEdit

altiro (accusative singular altiron, plural altiroj, accusative plural altirojn)

  1. attraction
    • Gary Mickle (translator), Ĉe la koro de la Tero (At the Earth’s Core) by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Chapter 3,
      La el ĉiuj direktoj egala gravita altiro de la solida krusto fikse tenis tiun luman kernon ĉe la preciza centro de la Tero.
      The equal attraction of the solid crust from all directions maintained this luminous core in the exact center of the hollow globe.
    • Henri Vallienne, Kastelo de Prelongo, Ĉapitro 17,
      Sed ĉar ili serĉis okazon, kiu ebligus la altiron de multaj personoj al la kastelo, ili ne povis elpensi pli bonan pretekston.
      But as they had been looking for an occasion that would allow them to attract many people to the castle (lit. that would make possible the attraction of many people to the castle), they could not think of a better excuse.