alo

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See also: Alo, álo, aló, alò, alo-, and -alo

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Ara macao

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alo/ (vowel lengths not well-attested)
  • IPA(key): [ˈá.lo]

Noun[edit]

alo (animate, plural alomeh)

  1. A species of macaw; Ara macao, the scarlet macaw.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin āla (wing).

Noun[edit]

alo (accusative singular alon, plural aloj, accusative plural alojn)

  1. side of the nostril, ala of the nose
  2. wing (of a building)
    • Sergio Pokrovskij (translator), La Majstro kaj Margarita (The Master and Margarita) by Mikhail Bulgakov, Part 1, Chapter 2,
      [...] Poncio Pilato, la prokuratoro de Judujo, kavaleriane trenante la plandumojn, eliris en la portikon inter la du aloj de la palaco de Herodo la Granda.
      [...] walking with the shuffling gait of a cavalryman, the Procurator of Judea, Pontius Pilate, came out into the covered colonnade between the two wings of the palace of Herod the Great. (Mirra Ginsburg translation, Grove, 1995)
  3. wing, flank, branch (of a party, army, etc.)
    • Vladimír Váňa (translator), Aventuroj de la Brava Soldato Ŝvejk dum la Mondmilito (The Good Soldier Švejk) by Jaroslav Hašek, Part 2, Chapter 4,
      [...] serboj intertempe atingis nian arieron sur ambaǔ aloj kaj ĉirkaǔhakis nian centron en formo de triangulo [...]
      [...] in the meantime the Serbs had got behind us on both flanks and cut up our centre into a triangle. (Cecil Parrott translation, Heinemann, 1973)
  4. (chess) flank, wing (left or ride side of the chessboard)

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *qaro, from Proto-Oceanic *qarop, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qadəp (compare Indonesian hadap, Malay hadap).

Noun[edit]

alo

  1. front (facing side)

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian ala, Spanish ala and French aile, all ultimately from Latin āla.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

alo (plural ali)

  1. (anatomy) wing
    • 1913, Progreso, vol. 5, page 263.
      Multa insekti esas sen-ala e la femini di kelka *lepidopteri (papilioni) havas ali, qui aspektas nur kom tre kurta stumpi, e korpo, qua similesas sako plena de ovi.
      Many insects are wingless and the females of some lepidoptera (butterflies) have wings that only look like very short stumps and a body that resembles a pouch full of eggs.

Ilocano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qahəlu, *laqəlu, from Proto-Austronesian *qaSəlu.

Noun[edit]

alo

  1. pestle (instrument used with a mortar to grind things)

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

alo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of alare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *alō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂életi (grow, nourish). Related to oleō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

alō (present infinitive alere, perfect active aluī, supine altum or alitum); third conjugation

  1. I foster, nourish
  2. I feed, I maintain, I develop
    Hominum gratia generantur, aluntur bestiae.
    It is for the sake of man that beasts are bred.

Inflection[edit]

There are two possible conjugations; the difference lies within the non-finite and supine forms.

   Conjugation of alo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present alō alis alit alimus alitis alunt
imperfect alēbam alēbās alēbat alēbāmus alēbātis alēbant
future alam alēs alet alēmus alētis alent
perfect aluī aluistī aluit aluimus aluistis aluērunt, aluēre
pluperfect alueram aluerās aluerat aluerāmus aluerātis aluerant
future perfect aluerō alueris aluerit aluerimus alueritis aluerint
passive present alor aleris, alere alitur alimur aliminī aluntur
imperfect alēbar alēbāris, alēbāre alēbātur alēbāmur alēbāminī alēbantur
future alar alēris, alēre alētur alēmur alēminī alentur
perfect altus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect altus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect altus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present alam alās alat alāmus alātis alant
imperfect alerem alerēs aleret alerēmus alerētis alerent
perfect aluerim aluerīs aluerit aluerīmus aluerītis aluerint
pluperfect aluissem aluissēs aluisset aluissēmus aluissētis aluissent
passive present alar alāris, alāre alātur alāmur alāminī alantur
imperfect alerer alerēris, alerēre alerētur alerēmur alerēminī alerentur
perfect altus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect altus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ale alite
future alitō alitō alitōte aluntō
passive present alere aliminī
future alitor alitor aluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives alere aluisse altūrus esse alī altus esse altum īrī
participles alēns altūrus altus alendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
alere alendī alendō alendum altum altū
   Conjugation of alo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present alō alis alit alimus alitis alunt
imperfect alēbam alēbās alēbat alēbāmus alēbātis alēbant
future alam alēs alet alēmus alētis alent
perfect aluī aluistī aluit aluimus aluistis aluērunt, aluēre
pluperfect alueram aluerās aluerat aluerāmus aluerātis aluerant
future perfect aluerō alueris aluerit aluerimus alueritis aluerint
passive present alor aleris, alere alitur alimur aliminī aluntur
imperfect alēbar alēbāris, alēbāre alēbātur alēbāmur alēbāminī alēbantur
future alar alēris, alēre alētur alēmur alēminī alentur
perfect alitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect alitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect alitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present alam alās alat alāmus alātis alant
imperfect alerem alerēs aleret alerēmus alerētis alerent
perfect aluerim aluerīs aluerit aluerīmus aluerītis aluerint
pluperfect aluissem aluissēs aluisset aluissēmus aluissētis aluissent
passive present alar alāris, alāre alātur alāmur alāminī alantur
imperfect alerer alerēris, alerēre alerētur alerēmur alerēminī alerentur
perfect alitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect alitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ale alite
future alitō alitō alitōte aluntō
passive present alere aliminī
future alitor alitor aluntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives alere aluisse alitūrus esse alī alitus esse alitum īrī
participles alēns alitūrus alitus alendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
alere alendī alendō alendum alitum alitū

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References[edit]

  • alo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • alo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “alo”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • alo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to keep up a fire: ignem alere
    • to entertain a hope: spem alere
    • to keep horses, dogs: alere equos, canes
    • to support an army: alere exercitum (Off. 1. 8. 25)
    • (ambiguous) the tide is coming in: aestus ex alto se incitat (B. G. 3.12)
    • (ambiguous) to study the commonplace: cogitationes in res humiles abicere (De Amic. 9. 32) (Opp. alte spectare, ad altiora tendere, altum, magnificum, divinum suspicere)
    • (ambiguous) to put to sea: vela in altum dare (Liv. 25. 27)
    • (ambiguous) the storm drives some one on an unknown coast: procella (tempestas) aliquem ex alto ad ignotas terras (oras) defert
    • (ambiguous) to make fast boats to anchors: naves (classem) constituere (in alto)

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *alu. Cognate with Old English ealu, Middle Dutch ale, Old High German al-, Old Norse ǫl (Swedish öl).

Noun[edit]

alo n

  1. beer, ale

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

alo

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of alar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French allô.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

alo

  1. hello (when answering the telephone)

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French allô.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

alo

  1. hello (only when picking up the phone)

Volapük[edit]

Adverb[edit]

alo

  1. at any rate
  2. in any event