EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self), metanalyzed from auto- in words such as automatic, autopilot, and automobile.

AdjectiveEdit

auto (not comparable) (Clipping)

  1. automatic (of a gearbox / transmission)
    It's an auto sedan which we picked up from a wholesaler locally.

NounEdit

auto (plural autos)

  1. (chiefly attributively) An automobile.
    My brother is an auto mechanic.
  2. A setting for automatic operation.
    Put it on auto.
    Synonym: automatic
    Antonym: manual
  3. An automatic gearbox / transmission.
    A body coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes.
  4. A car with an automatic gearbox / transmission.
    It wasn't too bad but we did hire an auto (couldn't imagine changing gears with my right hand).
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Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of autorickshaw, from Hindi ऑटो रिक्शा (ŏṭo rikśā).

NounEdit

auto (plural autos)

  1. (India) An autorickshaw.
    ... users are often unable to note down the number of the taxi or the auto as the driver will just zoom past.

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AnagramsEdit


BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automobil.

NounEdit

auto inan

  1. automobile, car
    Synonym: kotxe

DeclensionEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automòbil.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. car; automobile

Further readingEdit


CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian auto, a clipping of automobile.

NounEdit

auto m

  1. (Luserna) car, automobile

ReferencesEdit

  • “auto” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n

  1. car, automobile

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French auto, from automobile. Equivalent to a shortened form of automobiel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯toː/, /ˈoːtoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧to

NounEdit

auto m (plural auto's, diminutive autootje n)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonyms: automobiel, bak, kar, wagen, waggie

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: oto
  • Papiamentu: outo
  • Sranan Tongo: oto
  • West Frisian: auto

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto (genitive auto, partitive autot)

  1. car, automobile
  2. (at second or later mention) any motor vehicle, including trucks, vans, and fire engines.

DeclensionEdit


FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of automobiili, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑuto/, [ˈɑut̪o̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑuto
  • Syllabification: au‧to

NounEdit

auto

  1. car, automobile

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of auto (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative auto autot
genitive auton autojen
partitive autoa autoja
illative autoon autoihin
singular plural
nominative auto autot
accusative nom. auto autot
gen. auton
genitive auton autojen
partitive autoa autoja
inessive autossa autoissa
elative autosta autoista
illative autoon autoihin
adessive autolla autoilla
ablative autolta autoilta
allative autolle autoille
essive autona autoina
translative autoksi autoiksi
instructive autoin
abessive autotta autoitta
comitative autoineen
Possessive forms of auto (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person autoni automme
2nd person autosi autonne
3rd person autonsa

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CompoundsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of automobile.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto f (plural autos)

  1. car
    Synonyms: automobile, voiture

DescendantsEdit

AnagramsEdit


Inari SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

auto

  1. car

InflectionEdit

Even inflection in -o[1]
singular plural
Nominative auto autoh
Accusative auto autoid
Genitive auto autoi
Illative auton autoid
Locative autost autoin
Comitative autoin autoiguin
Abessive autottáá autoittáá
Essive auton
Partitive autod

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ReferencesEdit


InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of automobile, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

NounEdit

auto (plural autos)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonym: automobile

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈau̯.to/, [ˈäu̯t̪o]
  • Rhymes: -au̯to
  • Hyphenation: àu‧to

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of automobile.

NounEdit

auto f (invariable)

  1. Clipping of automobile: car
    Synonyms: automobile, macchina, vettura
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Spanish and Portuguese auto (literally act).

NounEdit

auto m (invariable)

  1. (historical, uncountable) auto (genre of dramatic literature)
  2. (historical) An auto literary work.
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • auto1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • auto2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

auto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of アウト

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

autō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of autus

LatvianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortened form of automašīna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto m (invariable)

  1. (colloquial) car (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)
    Synonyms: automašīna, mašīna

Etymology 2Edit

See aut.

ParticipleEdit

auto

  1. vocative singular masculine form of autais
  2. accusative singular masculine form of autais
  3. instrumental singular masculine form of autais
  4. genitive plural masculine form of autais
  5. vocative singular feminine form of autais
  6. accusative singular feminine form of autais
  7. instrumental singular feminine form of autais
  8. genitive plural feminine form of autais

NauruanEdit

NounEdit

auto

  1. car

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin altus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

auto m (feminine auta, m plural auti, f plural aute)

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  1. tall
  2. high (in position)

AdverbEdit

auto

  1. high

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Via French or German from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n (plural auta)

  1. car
    Synonym: samochód

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • auto in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin actus, perfect passive participle of agō (I make, I do), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ- (to lead). Doublet of ato.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. a public deed or ceremony
    Synonyms: solenidade, cerimônia
  2. auto (a sub-genre of dramatic literature)
  3. (dated) act; deed
    Synonyms: feito, ato, ação
  4. act (record of something done)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of automóvel.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. automobile; car
    Synonyms: automóvel, carro, veículo
Related termsEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of Clipping of automòbīl.

NounEdit

àuto m (Cyrillic spelling а̀уто)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonym: kola

Note: In Serbia auto/ауто as neuter ("plavo auto" instead of "plavi auto") can occur in Serbian, but it is substandard.

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

auto n (genitive singular auta, nominative plural autá, genitive plural áut, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. car (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • auto in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening of automóvil, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay) car, automobile
    Synonyms: automóvil (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean America, Colombia, Venezuela), carro (Spain, Central Mexico), coche

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin actus. Doublet of the borrowed acto.

NounEdit

auto m (plural autos)

  1. (law, formal) order, writ, resolution

Further readingEdit


West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch auto, from French auto.

NounEdit

auto c (plural auto's)

  1. A car, an automobile.