motivo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian.

Noun[edit]

motivo (plural motivos or motivi)

  1. (music) A motif.
    • 1853, Adolf Bernhard Marx, The universal school of music, translated by A. H. Wehrhan (page 165)
      By the repetition, transposition, inversion, and combination of different motivos, the extended series of sounds is formed []

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of motivar

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Romance, from Latin motivus.

Noun[edit]

motivo (accusative singular motivon, plural motivoj, accusative plural motivojn)

  1. reason, ground, motive

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto motivo.

Noun[edit]

motivo (plural motivi)

  1. motive, reason

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivi)

  1. reason, ground
  2. motive
  3. (music) motif, melody, aria
  4. pattern, motif

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Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. first-person singular present active indicative of motivare

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōtivō

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin motivus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. motive (that which incites to action)
  2. (music) motif (short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work)

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Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of motivar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of motivar.

Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. reason, ground, motive