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PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Japanese 問答 (mondō).

 
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NounEdit

mondo (plural mondos)

  1. (Zen Buddhism) A dialogue between master and student designed to obtain an intuitive truth.

Etymology 2Edit

From the title of the cult 1962 Italian documentary film Mondo cane, Italian for "A Dog's World", from mondo (world) and cane (dog). The film featured bizarre scenes, leading to English use of mondo as an adverb meaning "very, extremely" in mock-Italian phrases like mondo bizarro.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

mondo (comparative more mondo, superlative most mondo)

  1. (US, slang) Big, large; major, significant.
    • 1997, K. C. Constantine, Family Values, G. K. Hall & Co. (1997), →ISBN, page 80:
      [] I mean, me bein' here has caused us some mondo problems, so I shoulda figured out that not bein' here anymore would cause some more problems — "
    • 2010, Dakota Cassidy, You Dropped a Blonde on Me, Berkley Sensation (2010), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      Younger gorgeous woman marries older, rich man, lives her life solely for him while reaping the bennies of mondo moolah only to end up dumped by older rich man for newer, younger model.
    • 2012, Lucienne Diver, Crazy in the Blood, Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (2012), →ISBN, page 79:
      “You're kidding—you can eat again after that mondo burger you had for lunch?”
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:mondo.

AdverbEdit

mondo (not comparable)

  1. (US, slang) Very, extremely, really.
    • 1992, Cherie Bennett, Sunset Paradise, Berkley (1992), →ISBN, page 1:
      "This rain is mondo depressing," Sam sighed as she stared out the sliding glass doors that led to the Hewitts' deck.
    • 2001, Margie Lapanja, Food Men Love: All-Time Favorite Recipes from Caesar Salad and Grilled Rib-Eye to Cinnamon Buns and Apple Pie, Conari Press (2001), →ISBN, page 196:
      This recipe, from someone who really knows her tiramisu, is mondo rich, utterly divine, and simple.
    • 2002, Jeffrey Deaver, Mistress of Justice, Bantam Books (2002), →ISBN, page 93:
      “Hey, this place is mondo cool. Bowie hangs out there. It's so packed you can hardly get in. And they play industrial out of one set of speakers and the Sex Pistols out of the other. I mean in the same room! Like, at a thousand decibels."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:mondo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "mondo" on thefreedictionary.com

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French monde.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mondo (accusative singular mondon, plural mondoj, accusative plural mondojn)

  1. world (the earth)
    • 2001 February, Georgiev, Evgeni, “Vulkanoj”, in Monato[1], ISSN 0772-456X, OCLC 12892852, page 22:
      Ĉi-momente en la mondo estas preskaŭ 600 aktivaj vulkanoj.
      At this moment there are almost 600 active volcanoes in the world.
  2. (with "the") human collective existence; existence in general.
    • 1891, L. L. Zamenhof, La Espero, [2]:
      En la mondon venis nova sento

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • mond' in Fundamento de Esperanto by L. L. Zamenhof, 1905

GuaraníEdit

VerbEdit

mondo

  1. to send

IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mondo (plural mondi)

  1. world
  2. people; society
  3. kingdom

IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mundus.

NounEdit

mondo m

  1. world
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Che mai pioûn biela duon i’iê veisto al mondo,
      That I haven’t ever seen a more beautiful woman in the world,

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin mundus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mondo m (plural mondi)

  1. world
  2. people; society
  3. kingdom
    mondo vegetale
    vegetable kingdom

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: mondo

VerbEdit

mondo

  1. first-person singular indicative present of mondare

AdjectiveEdit

mondo (feminine singular monda, masculine plural mondi, feminine plural monde)

  1. cleaned (vegetables)
  2. peeled (fruit)

Further readingEdit

  • mondo in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti
  • mondo in Collins Italian-English Dictionary

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmondo/, [ˈmõn̪d̪o]

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin mundus.

AdjectiveEdit

mondo (feminine singular monda, masculine plural mondos, feminine plural mondas)

  1. net, pure

NounEdit

mondo m (plural mondos)

  1. Archaic form of mundo.

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

mondo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of mondar.

Further readingEdit


SwahiliEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

mondo (n class, plural mondo)

  1. serval (medium-sized African wild cat)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mondo

  1. plural of ondo