Alghero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian Alghero, of unclear origin. Usually thought to derive from Medieval Latin Aleguerium (literally stagnation of seaweed) or Sardinian S'Alighèra, from aliga (seaweed; rubbish) + -era, but either way from Latin alga (seaweed), from Proto-Indo-European *alg-, *alǵ- (to be dirty, slimy).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Alghero

  1. A city and port town in the province of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear origin. Usually thought to derive from Medieval Latin Aleguerium (literally stagnation of seaweed) or Sardinian S'Alighèra, from aliga (seaweed; rubbish) + -era, but either way from Latin alga (seaweed), from Proto-Indo-European *alg-, *alǵ- (to be dirty, slimy).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /alˈɡɛ.ro/, [älˈɡ̟ɛːro]
  • Rhymes: -ɛro
  • Hyphenation: Al‧ghè‧ro

Proper noun[edit]

Alghero f

  1. Alghero (a city and port town in Sardinia, Italy)

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian Alghero, of unclear origin. Usually thought to derive from Medieval Latin Aleguerium (literally stagnation of seaweed) or Sardinian S'Alighèra, from aliga (seaweed; rubbish) + -era, but either way from Latin alga (seaweed), from Proto-Indo-European *alg-, *alǵ- (to be dirty, slimy).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Alghero f

  1. Alghero (a city and port town in Sardinia, Italy)

Derived terms[edit]