albino

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Portuguese albino, diminutive of albo, from Latin albus (white).

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Adjective[edit]

albino (not comparable)

  1. congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); born with albinism

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is considered offensive by some (when used as a term for human beings); "albinistic" is a possible alternative.[1]
  • The term is not comparative: one either has albinism (a recessive genetic trait) or does not. While the effects of albinism may be more marked in some individuals, this does not make those individuals "more albino" than others. To the extent that it could be comparable, perhaps in metaphoric usage, the comparatives would be more/most/less/least albino (not *albinoer, *albinest, etc).

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Noun[edit]

albino (plural albinos or albinoes)

  1. (countable) A person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one born with albinism.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term is considered offensive by some when used to designate a human being; the phrase "person with albinism" is a neutral alternative.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 albinism.org

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albino or Portuguese albino, from Latin albus (white).

Noun[edit]

albino c (singular definite albinoen, plural indefinite albinoer)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

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Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

albino m, f (plural albino's, diminutive albino'tje n)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

Adjective[edit]

albino (not comparable)

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

albino (accusative singular albinon, plural albinoj, accusative plural albinojn)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

albino (not comparable)

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Hyphenated with the noun it modifies, e.g. "albino-Pinguin" for English "albino penguin".

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

albino m (feminine albina, masculine plural albini, feminine plural albine)

  1. albino

Noun[edit]

albino m (plural albini, feminine albina)

  1. albino

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Norwegian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

albino

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

Usage notes[edit]

Albino is not listed as an adjective in Norwegian, nor in Danish, so it is possibly regarded as a noun modifier as well as a noun. In addition, the Oxford Dictionary of English lists albino as a noun only.


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino

Noun[edit]

albino m (definite singular albinoen, indefinite plural albinoer, definite plural albinoene)

  1. an albino (person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin albus, via Portuguese and Spanish albino

Noun[edit]

albino m (definite singular albinoen, indefinite plural albinoar, definite plural albinoane)

  1. an albino (as above)

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

albino m (feminine albina plural albinos feminine plural albinas; comparable)

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

Noun[edit]

albino m (plural albinos, feminine albina, feminine plural albinas)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

albíno m (Cyrillic spelling албино)

  1. albino

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

albino m (feminine albina, masculine plural albinos, feminine plural albinas)

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

Noun[edit]

albino m (plural albinos, feminine albina)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

albino

  1. albino, albinistic: congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); afflicted with albinism

Usage notes[edit]

  • Compounded with the noun it modifies, e.g. "albinopåfågel" for English "albino peacock").

Noun[edit]

albino c (plural albiner)

  1. albino: person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one afflicted with albinism