okulvitro

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Esperanto[edit]

okulvitro
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Etymology[edit]

okulo (eye) +‎ vitro (glass)

Noun[edit]

okulvitro sg (accusative okulvitron)

  1. eyeglasses, spectacles, pair of glasses[1]
  2. (rare) a lens of a pair of eyeglasses
  3. monocle
    • 1897 August, D-ro Ebner (translator), “Promenado”, Lingvo internacia, volume 2, number 8-9, page 123: 
      Ĝi estas viro kun granda okulvitro, kiu tie sidis kaj nun ŝajnis serĉi ion en liaj poŝoj.
      It was a man with a big monocle, who sat there and now seemed to search for something in his pockets.

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Usage notes[edit]

The first Esperanto dictionary, the 1894 Universala Vortaro, used plural okulvitroj for eyeglasses. The vicissitudes of usage have given the singular an identical meaning.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1987 [1970], Sennacieca Asocio Tutmonda, Plena Ilustrita Vortaro de Esperanto, edition 3 (in Esperanto), ISBN 2950243231: