See also: motivó and motivò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian motivo. Doublet of motif and motive.

NounEdit

motivo (plural motivos or motivi)

  1. (music) A motif.
    • 1853, Adolf Bernhard Marx, The universal school of music, translated by A. H. Wehrhan (page 165)
      By the repetition, transposition, inversion, and combination of different motivos, the extended series of sounds is formed []

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of motivar

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Common Romance, from Latin motivus.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [moˈtivo]
  • Rhymes: -ivo
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ti‧vo

NounEdit

motivo (accusative singular motivon, plural motivoj, accusative plural motivojn)

  1. reason, ground, motive

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English motiveFrench motifGerman MotivItalian motivoRussian моти́в (motív)Spanish motivo, all ultimately from Latin mōtivum, accusative singular of mōtivus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motivo (plural motivi)

  1. motive (that which excites to action, determines choice)
  2. (music) motif

Derived termsEdit

  • motivizar (to state the motive or grounds of (an opinion, act); (fig.) to justify)
  • plendomotivo (reason for complaint, grievance)
  • senmotiva (gratuitous (without proof or motive))

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /moˈti.vo/
  • Rhymes: -ivo
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tì‧vo

Etymology 1Edit

From Late Latin mōtīvus.

NounEdit

motivo m (plural motivi)

  1. reason, ground
    Synonym: ragione
  2. motive
    Synonym: motivazione
  3. (music) motif, melody, aria
    Synonym: melodia
  4. pattern, motif
  5. room
    Synonym: spazio
  6. scope
    Synonyms: scopo, spazio
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DescendantsEdit
  • Greek: μοτίβο (motívo)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of motivare

Further readingEdit

  • motivo in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • motivo in Aldo Gabrielli, Grandi Dizionario Italiano (Hoepli)
  • motivo in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa
  • motivo in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication
  • motivo in sapere.it – De Agostini Editore

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mōtīvō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of mōtīvus

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Medieval Latin mōtīvus.

NounEdit

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. motive (that which incites to action)
    Synonyms: causa, finalidade, intuito, razão
  2. (music) motif (short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work)
    Synonym: leitmotiv
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of motivar

Further readingEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /moˈtibo/, [moˈt̪i.β̞o]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ti‧vo

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Late Latin motīvus.

NounEdit

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. reason, ground, motive
    no sé por qué motivoI don't know for what reason

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of motivar

Further readingEdit