English edit

Etymology edit

Clipping of aromantic. Coined on the Internet in the 2010s.

Pronunciation edit

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Adjective edit

aro (comparative more aro, superlative most aro)

  1. (slang, neologism) Aromantic (not experiencing romantic attraction).
    • 2016, Laura Chan, "My sexual preference is nope", Dalhousie Gazette (Dalhousie University), 12 February - 18 February 2016, page 16:
      For ace and aro people, the possibilities for diverse relationships are endless, despite how pop culture often brands our identity as restrictive and confined.
    • 2017 October 26, Melissa Reph, “You might not like hearing this, but I don't like 'Riverdale'”, in The Muhlenberg Weekly, Muhlenberg College, page 3:
      For the show to completely and utterly ignore this is huge since there are very few representations of aro and ace-spec people in media of any kind.
    • 2018 November 29, Alexis Stark, “A-spectrum student experiences on MSU's campus”, in The State News, Michigan State University, page 5:
      This provides a home base for people looking to learn more about ace and aro identities.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:aro.

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

aro (plural aros)

  1. (slang, neologism) A person who is aromantic.
    • 2016, Laura Chan, "My sexual preference is nope", Dalhousie Gazette (Dalhousie University), 12 February - 18 February 2016, page 16:
      While aces and aros can often be a misunderstood demographic in the queer community and outside of it, information about our identities is making its way into more conversations.
    • 2018 October 19, Isabel Nathan, “Asexuals, you are not alone”, in Washington Blade, page 20:
      Now most of my social circle is made up of other aces and aros.
    • 2019 October 24, Chelaine Kirsh, “Let's talk about aces, baby”, in The Sheaf, University of Saskatchewan, page 11:
      Building off from this calling card, aros have a more obscure variation of this where they don white rings.

See also edit

Anagrams edit

Afar edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /aˈro/, [ʔʌˈɾɔ]
  • Hyphenation: a‧ro

Noun edit

aró f 

  1. bite (act of biting)

References edit

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

Albanian edit

Noun edit

aro m (plural aro, definite arua)

  1. Dogançe form of aeroplan
  2. Dogançe form of arixhi

References edit

  • Haxhihasani, Qemal (1964), “Elemente nga fjalori i dogançes, fragmente bisedash dhe tekste në këtë të folme”, in Studime filologjike[2], issue III, page 149

Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /aɾo/ [a.ɾo]
  • Rhymes: -aɾo
  • Hyphenation: a‧ro

Etymology 1 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun edit

aro inan

  1. time, season
  2. age, era
    Erdi AroaMiddles Ages
  3. (Navarro-Lapurdian, Souletin) weather
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Spanish aro (ring).[1]

Noun edit

aro inan

  1. wreath, garland
  2. ring, circle
Declension edit

References edit

  1. ^ aro” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk

Further reading edit

  • "aro" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • aro” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

Esperanto edit

Etymology edit

Back-formation from -aro (collection).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aro (accusative singular aron, plural aroj, accusative plural arojn)

  1. bunch
    aro da kliŝaĵoj pri kaj Eŭropo kaj la nova traktatoa bunch of clichés about both Europe and the new treaty

Related terms edit

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *aro (compare Estonian aru), probably from Proto-Finno-Ugric *arɜ (compare Erzya аразь (araź, lack), Khanty [script needed] (urι, urə), Mansi [script needed] (orāj, orəj)).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑro/, [ˈɑ̝ro̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑro
  • Syllabification(key): a‧ro

Noun edit

aro

  1. steppe
  2. (dialectal) humid or swampy meadow or plain

Declension edit

Inflection of aro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative aro arot
genitive aron arojen
partitive aroa aroja
illative aroon aroihin
singular plural
nominative aro arot
accusative nom. aro arot
gen. aron
genitive aron arojen
partitive aroa aroja
inessive arossa aroissa
elative arosta aroista
illative aroon aroihin
adessive arolla aroilla
ablative arolta aroilta
allative arolle aroille
essive arona aroina
translative aroksi aroiksi
abessive arotta aroitta
instructive aroin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of aro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative aroni aroni
accusative nom. aroni aroni
gen. aroni
genitive aroni arojeni
partitive aroani arojani
inessive arossani aroissani
elative arostani aroistani
illative arooni aroihini
adessive arollani aroillani
ablative aroltani aroiltani
allative arolleni aroilleni
essive aronani aroinani
translative arokseni aroikseni
abessive arottani aroittani
instructive
comitative aroineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative arosi arosi
accusative nom. arosi arosi
gen. arosi
genitive arosi arojesi
partitive aroasi arojasi
inessive arossasi aroissasi
elative arostasi aroistasi
illative aroosi aroihisi
adessive arollasi aroillasi
ablative aroltasi aroiltasi
allative arollesi aroillesi
essive aronasi aroinasi
translative aroksesi aroiksesi
abessive arottasi aroittasi
instructive
comitative aroinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative aromme aromme
accusative nom. aromme aromme
gen. aromme
genitive aromme arojemme
partitive aroamme arojamme
inessive arossamme aroissamme
elative arostamme aroistamme
illative aroomme aroihimme
adessive arollamme aroillamme
ablative aroltamme aroiltamme
allative arollemme aroillemme
essive aronamme aroinamme
translative aroksemme aroiksemme
abessive arottamme aroittamme
instructive
comitative aroinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative aronne aronne
accusative nom. aronne aronne
gen. aronne
genitive aronne arojenne
partitive aroanne arojanne
inessive arossanne aroissanne
elative arostanne aroistanne
illative aroonne aroihinne
adessive arollanne aroillanne
ablative aroltanne aroiltanne
allative arollenne aroillenne
essive aronanne aroinanne
translative aroksenne aroiksenne
abessive arottanne aroittanne
instructive
comitative aroinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative aronsa aronsa
accusative nom. aronsa aronsa
gen. aronsa
genitive aronsa arojensa
partitive aroaan
aroansa
arojaan
arojansa
inessive arossaan
arossansa
aroissaan
aroissansa
elative arostaan
arostansa
aroistaan
aroistansa
illative aroonsa aroihinsa
adessive arollaan
arollansa
aroillaan
aroillansa
ablative aroltaan
aroltansa
aroiltaan
aroiltansa
allative arolleen
arollensa
aroilleen
aroillensa
essive aronaan
aronansa
aroinaan
aroinansa
translative arokseen
aroksensa
aroikseen
aroiksensa
abessive arottaan
arottansa
aroittaan
aroittansa
instructive
comitative aroineen
aroinensa

Compounds edit

References edit

  • aro”, in Suomen murteiden sanakirja [Dictionary of Finnish Dialects]‎[3] (online dictionary, incomplete, continuously updated, in Finnish), Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten keskus (Institute for the Languages of Finland), 2022.

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Galician edit

Etymology edit

Unclear. Perhaps from local Medieval Latin arum (monastical farmland), from Latin arvum, from arvus, with posterior semantic evolution "lands of a monastery" > "border" > "ring". Alternatively, from a substrate language.[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aro m (plural aros)

  1. hoop, circle, ring
    Synonyms: anel, cerco, círculo
  2. handle (round)
    Synonym: anca
  3. loon (bird)

References edit

  1. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1983–1991), “aro I”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos

Galo edit

Alternative forms edit

ayo

Etymology edit

From Proto-Tani *rjo, Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m/s-laj ~ s-lej. Cognate with Tibetan ལྕེ (lce), Garo sre and Chinese (shé).

Noun edit

aro

  1. tongue

Garo edit

Etymology edit

Probably borrowed from Bengali আর (ar).

Conjunction edit

aro

  1. and, in addition to

References edit

  • Burling, R. (2003) The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo) Vol. II: The Lexicon[5], Bangladesh: University of Michigan, page 337

Hiligaynon edit

Noun edit

arô

  1. leprosy

Italian edit

Verb edit

aro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of arare

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Italic *araō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éryeti (to plough), from the root *h₂erh₃-. The root-final laryngeal was lost in the Proto-Indo-European verb, but was restored in Proto-Italic.

Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀρόω (aróō), Old Church Slavonic орати (orati), Lithuanian arti, and Old English erian (archaic English ear).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

arō (present infinitive arāre, perfect active arāvī, supine arātum); first conjugation

  1. to plough, till; to cultivate land, farm; to acquire by tillage
  2. (of age) to draw furrows over the body, wrinkle

Conjugation edit

   Conjugation of arō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present arō arās arat arāmus arātis arant
imperfect arābam arābās arābat arābāmus arābātis arābant
future arābō arābis arābit arābimus arābitis arābunt
perfect arāvī arāvistī arāvit arāvimus arāvistis arāvērunt,
arāvēre
pluperfect arāveram arāverās arāverat arāverāmus arāverātis arāverant
future perfect arāverō arāveris arāverit arāverimus arāveritis arāverint
passive present aror arāris,
arāre
arātur arāmur arāminī arantur
imperfect arābar arābāris,
arābāre
arābātur arābāmur arābāminī arābantur
future arābor arāberis,
arābere
arābitur arābimur arābiminī arābuntur
perfect arātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect arātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect arātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present arem arēs aret arēmus arētis arent
imperfect arārem arārēs arāret arārēmus arārētis arārent
perfect arāverim arāverīs arāverit arāverīmus arāverītis arāverint
pluperfect arāvissem arāvissēs arāvisset arāvissēmus arāvissētis arāvissent
passive present arer arēris,
arēre
arētur arēmur arēminī arentur
imperfect arārer arārēris,
arārēre
arārētur arārēmur arārēminī arārentur
perfect arātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect arātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present arā arāte
future arātō arātō arātōte arantō
passive present arāre arāminī
future arātor arātor arantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives arāre arāvisse arātūrum esse arārī arātum esse arātum īrī
participles arāns arātūrus arātus arandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
arandī arandō arandum arandō arātum arātū

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Aromanian: ar, arari
  • Asturian: arar
  • Franco-Provençal: arar
  • Friulian: arâ
  • Italian: arare
  • Occitan: arar
  • Old Catalan: arar
  • Old French: arer
  • Old Galician-Portuguese: arar
  • Romanian: ara, arare
  • Sardinian: arai, arare
  • Sicilian: arari
  • Spanish: arar
  • Venetian: arar

References edit

  • aro”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aro”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • aro in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[6], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Malagasy edit

Noun edit

aro

  1. defense; protection

Adjective edit

aro

  1. (dialectal, Betsimisaraka) Synonym of roa

Mansaka edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qahəlu.

Noun edit

aro

  1. pestle
  2. pole for pounding rice

Etymology 2 edit

Unknown.

Noun edit

arò

  1. fog

Maori edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Polynesian *qaro, from Proto-Oceanic *qarop, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qadəp (front, facing part).

Noun edit

aro

  1. front (facing side)
    Kua maringi i a koe ki runga i to aro.
    You've spilt it down your front.
  2. front (weather)
    Ko te paenga e tūtaki ai ētahi hau whakapipi e rua, ka kīia he aro.
    The boundary where two air masses meet is called a front.

Verb edit

aro (passive arohia or arongia or arotia)

  1. (transitive) to turn toward something or someone
    Me aro te kaikōrero ki te hunga turi, kia kite ai rātou i tōna waha e kōrero na.
    The speaker should face toward the deaf people so that they can see her mouth when she is talking.

References edit

  • aro” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Nauruan edit

Etymology edit

From Pre-Nauruan *rua-ua, from Proto-Micronesian *rua, from Proto-Oceanic *rua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *duha, from Proto-Austronesian *duSa.

Pronunciation edit

Numeral edit

aro

  1. two

Northern Kurdish edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aro m (Arabic spellingئارۆ⁩)

  1. Alternative form of arû (cucumber)

Declension edit

References edit

  • Chyet, Michael L. (2020), “aro”, in Ferhenga Birûskî: Kurmanji–English Dictionary (Language Series; 1), volume 1, London: Transnational Press, page 12

Old High German edit

Etymology edit

Same as arn.

Noun edit

aro m

  1. eagle

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Rhymes: -aɾu
  • Hyphenation: a‧ro

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese aro of uncertain origin, probably from Latin arvum (field) with the initial meaning of outskirts and later rim, since those where usually circular in shape. First attested in c. 13th century.[1] Cognate with Spanish aro and Galician aro.

Noun edit

aro m (plural aros)

  1. any large circular band of material
    1. hoop (circular band of metal used to bind a barrel)
    2. rim (outer edge of a wheel)
      aro de propulsãowheelchair's pushrim
    3. the frame of eyeglasses
      Synonym: armação
    4. juggling ring
      Synonym: argola
    5. cheesevat
      Synonym: cincho
  2. (archaic) outskirts (the region surrounding a city)
    Synonym: periferia

Etymology 2 edit

Learned borrowing from Latin arum.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

aro m (plural aros)

  1. arum (any plant in the genus Arum)

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

aro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of arar

References edit

  1. ^ José Pedro Machado (1995), “Aro”, in Dicionário etimológico da língua portuguesa: com a mais antiga documentação escrita e conhecida de muitos dos vocábulos estudados (in Portuguese), volume I, 7 edition, Lisboa: Livros Horizonte, →ISBN, page 309

Romani edit

Noun edit

aro m

  1. Alternative form of arro (flour)

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɾo/ [ˈa.ɾo]
  • Rhymes: -aɾo
  • Syllabification: a‧ro

Etymology 1 edit

Unknown origin.

Noun edit

aro m (plural aros)

  1. hoop
  2. large ring
  3. (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay) earring
    Synonyms: arete, pendiente
Derived terms edit
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Latin arum.

Noun edit

aro m (plural aros)

  1. arum lily
Alternative forms edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

aro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of arar

Further reading edit

Votic edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *hara +‎ -o. Related to Finnish hara and Estonian haru.

Pronunciation edit

  • (Luutsa, Liivtšülä) IPA(key): /ˈɑro/, [ˈɑro]
  • Rhymes: -ɑro
  • Hyphenation: a‧ro

Noun edit

aro

  1. rake

Inflection edit

Declension of aro (type II/võrkko, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative aro arod
genitive aro arojõ, aroi
partitive arroa aroitõ, aroi
illative arrosõ, arro aroisõ
inessive aroz aroiz
elative arossõ aroissõ
allative arolõ aroilõ
adessive arollõ aroillõ
ablative aroltõ aroiltõ
translative arossi aroissi
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the terminative is formed by adding the suffix -ssaa to the short illative (sg) or the genitive.
***) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka to the genitive.

References edit

  • Hallap, V.; Adler, E.; Grünberg, S.; Leppik, M. (2012), “aro”, in Vadja keele sõnaraamat [A dictionary of the Votic language], 2nd edition, Tallinn

Yami edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hadu, from Proto-Austronesian *Sadu. Cognate with Puyuma sadru and Limos Kalinga adu.

Adjective edit

aro

  1. many; a lot

Yoruba edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aro

  1. cymbal
    wọ́n ń lu aro
    They are playing the cymbal

Etymology 2 edit

From a- (nominalizing prefix) +‎ (to say, to lament)

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

arò

  1. dirge, lamentation; usually during a funeral
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

(types of funeral dirges)

Etymology 3 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aró

  1. a type of yam; Dioscorea cayenensis subsp. rotundata
    Synonym: iṣu aró
Related terms edit

Etymology 4 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

aró

  1. dye; (in particular) indigo dye
    Synonym: ẹ̀lú
  2. (by extension) dark blue; indigo
Derived terms edit