Esperanto

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

English[edit]

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

Wikibooks

symbol of Esperanto

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto esperanto (one who hopes), from French espérer, from Latin sperare (to hope). 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

Noun[edit]

Esperanto n (uncountable)

  1. Esperanto

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb esperi (to hope), which ultimately derives from Latin sperare (to hope), and the affix -anto; meaning in Esperanto one who hopes. Doktoro Esperanto ("Doctor Hopeful") was the pen-name of Esperanto's author, Dr. Zamenhof, when he published the language in 1887.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /espeˈranto/, /es.peˈɾɐn.to/, /ɛs.pɛˈɾan.tɔ/
  • Hyphenation: Es‧pe‧ran‧to
  • Rhymes: -anto
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto (accusative Esperanto)

  1. Esperanto

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto n (genitive 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 (die Grammatik des Esperanto) and with the preposition in (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

  1. Esperanto

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Esperanto m (uncountable)

Noun[edit]

Esperanto m (uncountable)

  1. Misspelling of esperanto.

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

Esperanto n (uncountable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of esperanto

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto Esperanto.

Proper noun[edit]

Esperanto

  1. Esperanto