See also: motivó and motivò

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian motivo.

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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VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of motivar

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Common Romance, from Latin motivus.

NounEdit

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

  1. reason, ground, motive

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English motive, French motif, German Motiv, Italian motivo, Russian 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

NounEdit

motivo m ‎(plural motivi)

  1. reason, ground
  2. motive
  3. (music) motif, melody, aria
  4. pattern, motif

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VerbEdit

motivo

  1. first-person singular present active indicative of motivare

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin motivus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. motive (that which incites to action)
  2. (music) motif (short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work)

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VerbEdit

motivo

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

motivo

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

NounEdit

motivo m ‎(plural motivos)

  1. reason, ground, motive