menso

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mens

Noun[edit]

menso (accusative singular menson, plural mensoj, accusative plural mensojn)

  1. mind

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

mensō

  1. dative masculine singular of mensus
  2. dative neuter singular of mensus
  3. ablative masculine singular of mensus
  4. ablative neuter singular of mensus

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Etymology[edit]

Arguably from Latin mensa (table); it is thought that Medieval monks used the names of inanimate objects in disparaging reference to illiterate or non‐discerning people.

Adjective[edit]

menso m (feminine mensa, masculine plural mensos, feminine plural mensas)

  1. (offensive, Mexico, Central America) foolish, dull
  2. (offensive, Mexico, Central America) distracted, absent-minded
  3. (offensive, Mexico) ignorant
  4. (offensive, Mexico) inexpert
  5. (offensive, Mexico) timid, shy
  6. (offensive, Mexico) ingenuous, naive

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Although in some contexts sonso, bobo, tonto, menso, tarado, idiota, imbécil, estúpido and pendejo may be synonyms, in most contexts have a different degree, having sonso the mildest connotation, increasing its intensity in that rough order, to estúpido and pendejo, which have the most offensive sense.