abismo

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See also: abismó

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /aˈbismo/
  • Hyphenation: a‧bis‧mo
  • Rhymes: -ismo

Noun[edit]

abismo (accusative singular abismon, plural abismoj, accusative plural abismojn)

  1. (geography) abyss
  2. (figuratively) oblivion
  3. (figuratively) gulf, irreconcilable difference
    Inter niaj opinioj estas abismo.
    There is a vast gulf between our opinions.

Old Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *abyssimus, from Latin abyssus (bottomless gulf), from Ancient Greek ἄβυσσος (ábussos, bottomless).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abismo m (plural abismos)

  1. abyss, the deep
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 37r.
      Qvando entro noe en el archa auẏe. dc. annos e fue el diluuio de las aguas abrieron ſe todas las fótanas del abiſmo ¬ fueron abiertas las fẏnieſtras de los cielos e plouio ſobre la tŕa. xL. dias ¬. xL. noches.
      When Noah entered the ark he was six hundred years old. And the deluge of the waters took place. All the fountains of the deep were opened and so too the windows of the heavens. And it rained upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: abismo

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin *abyssimus, from Latin abyssus (a bottomless gulf), from Ancient Greek ἄβυσσος (ábussos, bottomless), ἀ- (a-, not) + βυσσός (bussós, depth). Displaced Old Portuguese avisso.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abismo m (plural abismos)

  1. abyss (a bottomless or unfathomed depth)
    Synonyms: precipício, despenhadeiro

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:abismo.

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • abismo” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish abismo, from Semi-learned borrowing from Late Latin *abyssimus (whence also French abîme, Portuguese abismo, English abysm), alteration of Latin abyssus, from Ancient Greek ἄβυσσος (ábussos, bottomless).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈbismo/, [aˈβ̞iz.mo]

Noun[edit]

abismo m (plural abismos)

  1. abyss (a bottomless or unfathomed depth)
    Synonyms: precipicio, sima

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