io

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Modern Latin, from Ancient Greek ἰώ (iṓ, Io).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

io (plural ios)

  1. A type of moth, the io moth.
    • 1936, Paul Griswold Howes, Hand book for the curious
      These lines appear to serve as roadways or guides to any stragglers that may have hung back for some reason known only to an io.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin; compare Ancient Greek ἰώ (iṓ, oh!).

Interjection[edit]

io

  1. An exclamation of joy or triumph.
    • 1913, Crowley, Aleister, “Hymn To Pan”, in Book 4[1], University of California Libraries, Magick in Theory and Practice:
      Do as thou wilt, as a great god can,
      O Pan! Io Pan!
      Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! I am awake
      In the grip of the snake.

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Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego. Compare Daco-Romanian eu.

Pronoun[edit]

io

  1. me
  2. (first-person singular pronoun) I

Related terms[edit]

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

i- (indeterminate correlative prefix) + -o (correlative suffix of objects)

Pronoun[edit]

io (plural ioj, accusative singular ion, accusative plural iojn)

  1. something (indeterminate correlative of objects)

Derived terms[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

io

  1. I
    Io te ama.
    I love you.

Istro-Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *eo (compare Romanian eu); from Latin ego, from Proto-Italic *egō, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronoun[edit]

io (first-person singular, plural noi)

  1. I

Declension[edit]

nominative io
accusative stressed mire
unstressed me (m')
dative stressed mi
unstressed âm
genitive masc. sg. meu/mev
fem. sg. me
masc. pl. meľ
fem. pl. mele

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *eo, from Latin ego (I), from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂. Near cognates include French je, Portuguese eu, Romanian eu, and Spanish yo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

io (personal, first person, possessive mio)

  1. I, the first person

Inflection[edit]

subject io
object mi
prepositional me
reflexive mi

See also[edit]

  • meco (with me)
  • noi (we (plural))

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

io

  1. rōmaji reading of いお

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Echoic; compare Greek ἰώ (iṓ), or English yo.

Interjection[edit]

iō!

  1. An exclamation of joy or pain, or for getting one's attention.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *aiwaz, whence also Old Norse ei

Adverb[edit]

io

  1. always