From French montrer, from Latin mōnstrō (I show, point out, indicate), from mōnstrum (divine omen indicating misfortune). Compare Italian mostrare, Portuguese and Spanish mostrar, obsolete English muster. Doublet of monstro.


  • IPA(key): [ˈmontri]
  • Audio:
  • Rhymes: -ontri
  • Hyphenation: mon‧tri


montri (present montras, past montris, future montros, conditional montrus, volitive montru)

  1. to show, to indicate, to point out
    • 1910, L. L. Zamenhof, Proverbaro Esperanta:
      La lipoj ne montru, kion manĝis la buŝo.
      Don't let your lips show what your mouth ate.


Derived termsEdit

  • almontri (to point at or toward, indicate)
  • antaŭmontri (to give a preview of)
  • montrilo (hand (of a clock or watch); needle (of a compass))