See also: avó, avô, avo-, -avo, and AVO

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

avo (plural avos)

  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of a Macanese pataca.

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of avocado.

NounEdit

avo (plural avos)

  1. (informal, Australia, South Africa) Clipping of avocado.
    • 2007, Ken Albertsen, Farmsteading in Thailand (page 68)
      Given the challenges of trying to propagate avocados, one might wonder why we don't simply get hold of seeds and/or nursery starts and go that route – especially since avos tend to grow somewhat 'true to seed.'

AnagramsEdit


Coastal KadazanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *habəl (weave cloth).

VerbEdit

avo

  1. to weave

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin avus (grandfather, ancestor, old man), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈavo/
  • Rhymes: -avo
  • (file)

NounEdit

avo (accusative singular avon, plural avoj, accusative plural avojn)

  1. grandfather
    Mia avo estas la patro de mia patro.My grandfather is the father of my father.
  2. (colloquial, sometimes derogatory) old man
    • 2009, “Fek al Esperanto! [Fuck Esperanto!]”, in Fek al Esperanto![1], performed by La Pafklik:
      Mi parolas pri merda lingvo
      Elpensita de stulta avo
      I'm talking about a shitty language
      Thought up by a stupid old man

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑʋo/, [ˈɑʋo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑʋo
  • Syllabification(key): a‧vo

NounEdit

avo

  1. Abbreviation of avokysymys.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of avo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative avo avot
genitive avon avojen
partitive avoa avoja
illative avoon avoihin
singular plural
nominative avo avot
accusative nom. avo avot
gen. avon
genitive avon avojen
partitive avoa avoja
inessive avossa avoissa
elative avosta avoista
illative avoon avoihin
adessive avolla avoilla
ablative avolta avoilta
allative avolle avoille
essive avona avoina
translative avoksi avoiksi
instructive avoin
abessive avotta avoitta
comitative avoineen
Possessive forms of avo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person avoni avomme
2nd person avosi avonne
3rd person avonsa

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Esperanto avo (grandfather, grandparent), Italian avo, Spanish abuelo and French aïeul, from Latin avus (grandfather, ancestor, old man), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewh₂yos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

avo (plural avi)

  1. grandparent

Derived termsEdit

  • avino (grandmother)
  • avulo (grandfather)
  • geavi (grandfathers and grandmothers)
  • preavino (great-grandmother)
  • preavo (great-grandparent)
  • preavulo (great-grandfather)
  • pregeavi (great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers)

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin avus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os. Compare Portuguese avô (grandfather) and avó (grandmother).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.vo/
  • Rhymes: -avo
  • Hyphenation: à‧vo

NounEdit

avo m (plural avi, feminine ava)

  1. ancestor, forefather
    Synonyms: antenato, ascendente

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


IvatanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Philippine *qabu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(q)abu(s), from Proto-Austronesian *qabu. Cognate with Yami avo.

NounEdit

avo

  1. ash

LatinEdit

NounEdit

avō

  1. dative/ablative singular of avus

MalagasyEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *abaw; cognate with Javanese ambo.

AdjectiveEdit

avo

  1. high
  2. lofty, eminent

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the ending of [oit]avo.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -avu
  • Hyphenation: a‧vo

NounEdit

avo m (plural avos)

  1. one of fractions/equal parts of a unit divided in more than 10 equal parts
    Doze avos de 240 são 20.
    A twelfth of 240 is 20.
    Três quinze avos = 3/15.
    Three fifteenths = 3/15

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ avo” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2023.
  2. ^ avo” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

YamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Philippine *qabu, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(q)abu(s), from Proto-Austronesian *qabu. Cognate with Ivatan avo.

NounEdit

avo

  1. ash