emo

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English

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Etymology

Abbreviation of emocore.

Pronunciation

Noun

emo (countable and uncountable, plural emos)

  1. (uncountable, music, early 1990s) A particular style of hardcore punk rock
  2. (countable, early 1990s) An individual or group of people associated with that subculture and musical style.
  3. (uncountable, music, late 1990s-current) Any form of guitar-driven alternative rock that is particularly or notably emotional
  4. (countable, late 1990s-current) An individual or group of people associated with a fashion or stereotype of that style of rock.
  5. (countable, 2000s) A young person who is considered to be over-emotional or stereotypically emo.

Translations

Adjective

emo (comparative more emo, superlative most emo)

  1. (often pejorative) Emotional; sensitive.
  2. (informal, often pejorative) Depressed.
    • 2008, Vanity Fair (issue 578)
      Criticism drapes a black velvet cape across the puddle that interrupts the path to change, to be emo about it.
  3. Associated with youth subcultures embodying emotional sensitivity.
    • 2007, James A. Reinking, Robert Von Der Osten, Strategies for successful writing
      The one thing everyone agrees on is that they've never encountered a band that claimed to be emo.
    • 2012, Megan Bostic, Never Eighteen
      Trevor looks kind of emo, rail thin, dark hair, guyliner, wears black all the time.

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Esperanto

Noun

emo (accusative singular emon, plural emoj, accusative plural emojn)

  1. tendency, inclination

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Finnish

Etymology

From emä (mother (archaic), womb).

Noun

emo

  1. dam (animal mother)
  2. mother

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Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₁em- (to take, distribute). Cognate with Lithuanian imu, Old Church Slavonic имѫ (imǫ) and possibly Old Armenian իմանամ (imanam). Possibly related to Proto-Indo-European *nem- (to take or give ones due), with its descendants English nim, Danish nemme, Dutch nemen, German nehmen, West Frisian nimme, Ancient Greek νέμω (némō).

Pronunciation

Verb

present active emō, present infinitive emere, perfect active ēmī, supine emptum

  1. (transitive) I buy, purchase.
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Ioannes.4.8
      discipuli enim eius abierant in civitatem ut cibos emerent
      so his disciples had gone away unto the city to buy food
    Quanti haec poma emisti?
    How much have you paid for these fruits?
  2. (figuratively) I acquire, procure.

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External links

  • emo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Swedish

Noun

emo c, n

  1. emo (3), a genre of music and the fashion associated with it
  2. an emo (4), a fan of the previous

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