Esperanto

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Esperanto edition of Wiktionary
Wikibooks has more about this subject:

Wikibooks

symbol of Esperanto

Etymology[edit]

Esperanto Esperanto. Originally, this was the pseudonym assumed by the language's creator, L. L. Zamenhof, and the language was called Lingvo Internacia (international language).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto

  1. An international auxiliary language designed by L. L. Zamenhof with a base vocabulary inspired by Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and having a streamlined grammar with completely regular conjugations, declensions, and inflections.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that is used as a single international medium in place of plural distinct national media.
    The U.S. dollar is the Esperanto of currency.

Quotations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto Esperanto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛs.pəˈrɑn.toː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto n

  1. Esperanto

Derived terms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia eo

Etymology[edit]

From Doktoro Esperanto ("Doctor Hopeful"), the pen-name of Esperanto's author, Dr. Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof, when he published the language in 1887; from esperanto (one who hopes), from the verb esperi (to hope), from French espérer, Spanish esperar, ultimately from Latin spērō (to hope).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [espeˈranto]
  • Audio:
    (file)
  • Rhymes: -anto
  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto (accusative Esperanton)

  1. Esperanto

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto n (proper noun, strong, genitive Esperantos or Esperanto)

  1. Esperanto

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word can be used with or without a definite article: (Das) Esperanto ist eine Kunstsprache. (“Esperanto is a constructed language.”) The form with no article is generally more common, but the article is necessary in the genitive case (e.g. die Grammatik des Esperanto) and with the preposition in (e.g. die Pluralbildung im Esperanto).

Further reading[edit]


Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto Esperanto.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto m (uncountable)

  1. Esperanto

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto m (uncountable)

  1. Misspelling of esperanto.

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto n (uncountable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of esperanto

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish esperanto or English Esperanto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to
  • IPA(key): /ʔespeˈɾanto/, [ʔes.peˈɾan.to]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto (language)

Derived terms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto Esperanto.

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto