See also: Curio and cúrio

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of curiosity, 1851.[1] Compare cabinet of curiosities and French objet de curiosité.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkjʊə̯ɹiˌəʊ̯/, /ˈkjɜːɹiˌəʊ̯/, /ˈkjɔːɹiˌəʊ̯/

NounEdit

curio (plural curios)

  1. A strange and interesting object; something that evokes curiosity.
    • 2018 September 19, Katie Rife, “Eli Roth, of all directors, brings Amblin magic to the kid-lit horror of The House With A Clock In Its Walls”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      upon his arrival, Lewis discovers that his uncle’s place is no threadbare bachelor pad. It’s a creaky old Victorian mansion, full of overstuffed chairs, flocked wallpaper, stained glass, creepy carnival curios, and dozens and dozens of clocks.
    • 2012 March 1, David Graeber, “Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit”, in The Baffler[2]:
      Video telephony is just about the only new technology from that particular movie that has appeared—and it was technically possible when the movie was showing. 2001 can be seen as a curio, but what about Star Trek?

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See also: Thesaurus:trinket.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ curio” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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GalicianEdit

 
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NounEdit

curio m (uncountable)

  1. curium

ItalianEdit

Chemical element
Cm
Previous: americio (Am)
Next: berkelio (Bk)

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curio m (plural curi)

  1. (chemistry) curium

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

curiō

  1. dative singular of curium
  2. ablative singular of curium

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Chemical element
Cm
Previous: americio (Am)
Next: berkelio (Bk)

Etymology 1Edit

From Curie +‎ -io, after Pierre and Marie Curie.

NounEdit

curio m (uncountable)

  1. curium
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Etymology 2Edit

From English or French curie, named after Pierre and Marie Curie.

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NounEdit

curio m (plural curios)

  1. curie