alto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian alto ‎(high).

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Noun[edit]

alto ‎(plural altos)

An alto saxophone
  1. A musical part or section higher than tenor and lower than soprano, formerly the part that performed a countermelody above the tenor or main melody.
  2. A person or musical instrument that performs the alto part.

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

alto n sg

  1. neuter singular of altu

French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

alto m ‎(plural altos)

  1. (music) alto
  2. (music) viola

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus. Cf. also the archaic form outo.

Adjective[edit]

alto m (feminine singular alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas)

  1. tall

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus ‎(high), ultimately of Proto-Indo-European [Term?] origin.

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Adjective[edit]

alto m ‎(feminine singular alta, masculine plural alti, feminine plural alte)

  1. high, tall
  2. deep
    uno stagno alto 4 metri - a pond 4 meters deep
  3. loud
    ad alta voce - in a loud voice

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus.

Adjective[edit]

alto m ‎(Latin spelling)

  1. high

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From altus ‎(high, deep) +‎ .

Verb[edit]

altō ‎(present infinitive altāre); first conjugation, no perfect

  1. I make high, raise, elevate.
Inflection[edit]
   Conjugation of alto (first conjugation, defective)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present altō altās altat altāmus altātis altant
imperfect altābam altābās altābat altābāmus altābātis altābant
future altābō altābis altābit altābimus altābitis altābunt
passive present altor altāris, altāre altātur altāmur altāminī altantur
imperfect altābar altābāris, altābāre altābātur altābāmur altābāminī altābantur
future altābor altāberis, altābere altābitur altābimur altābiminī altābuntur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present altem altēs altet altēmus altētis altent
imperfect altārem altārēs altāret altārēmus altārētis altārent
passive present alter altēris, altēre altētur altēmur altēminī altentur
imperfect altārer altārēris, altārēre altārētur altārēmur altārēminī altārentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present altā altāte
future altātō altātō altātōte altantō
passive present altāre altāminī
future altātor altātor altantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives altāre altārī
participles altāns altandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
altāre altandī altandō altandum

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Participle[edit]

altō

  1. inflection of alo:
    1. dative masculine singular
    2. dative neuter singular
    3. ablative masculine singular
    4. ablative neuter singular

References[edit]

  • alto in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ALTO in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • alto in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) the tide is coming in: aestus ex alto se incitat (B. G. 3.12)
    • (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)

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese alto, from Latin altus, ultimately of Proto-Indo-European [Term?] origin.

Adjective[edit]

alto m ‎(feminine singular alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas, comparable)

  1. loud
  2. tall
  3. high
  4. (informal) excessive, extreme
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Adverb[edit]

alto (comparative mais alto superlative o mais alto)

  1. loud; loudly
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 445:
      Não fale tão alto...
      Don't speak so loud...

Descendants[edit]

  • Kabuverdianu: altu

Etymology 2[edit]

From the imperative of German halten.

Interjection[edit]

alto!

  1. halt!

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin altus, ultimately of Proto-Indo-European [Term?] origin. Cf. also the archaic form oto, preserved in some toponyms, and its derivative otar.

Adjective[edit]

alto m ‎(feminine singular alta, masculine plural altos, feminine plural altas)

  1. tall
    Esas chicas son altas. - Those girls are tall.
  2. high
    Es un número alto. - It's a high number.
  3. loud
    En voz alta. - Out loud.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Germanic halt.

Noun[edit]

alto m ‎(plural altos)

  1. stop
  2. break, pause, rest
  3. (traffic) stop (signal)
  4. (traffic) red light
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Interjection[edit]

¡alto!

  1. stop!