Esperanto

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Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto esperanto (one who hopes), from French espérer, from Latin sperare (to hope). Originally, this was the pseudonym assumed by the language's creator, L. L. Zamenhof, and the language was called Lingvo Internacia (international language).

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Esperanto

  1. An international auxiliary language designed by L. L. Zamenhof with a base vocabulary inspired by Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and having a streamlined grammar with completely regular conjugations, declensions, and inflections.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that is used as a single international medium in place of plural distinct national media.
    The U.S. dollar is the Esperanto of currency.

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Dutch[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to

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Esperanto n (uncountable)

  1. Esperanto

Esperanto[edit]

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From the verb esperi (to hope), which ultimately derives from Latin sperare (to hope), and the affix -anto; meaning in Esperanto one who hopes. Doktoro Esperanto ("Doctor Hopeful") was the pen-name of Esperanto's author, Dr. Zamenhof, when he published the language in 1887.

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Esperanto (accusative Esperanton)

  1. Esperanto

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German[edit]

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Esperanto n

  1. Esperanto

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Interlingua[edit]

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Esperanto

  1. Esperanto

Italian[edit]

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Esperanto m

  1. Esperanto

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto m (uncountable)

  1. Misspelling of esperanto.

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish esperanto or Italian Esperanto.

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Esperanto

  1. Esperanto