apostrofo

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See also: apóstrofo and apostrofò

Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aposˈtrofo/
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  • Hyphenation: a‧pos‧tro‧fo

Noun[edit]

apostrofo (accusative singular apostrofon, plural apostrofoj, accusative plural apostrofojn)

  1. (grammar) apostrophe

Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈpɔ.stro.fo/
  • Rhymes: -ɔstrofo
  • Hyphenation: a‧pò‧stro‧fo

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin apostrophus, from Ancient Greek ἀπόστροφος (apóstrophos, literally turned backwards), from ἀποστρέφω (apostréphō, literally I turn away).

Noun[edit]

apostrofo m (plural apostrofi)

  1. (orthography) apostrophe
    • 1744, Jacopo Angelo Nelli, “Che coſa ſiano le Lettere, quante, e quali [What letters are, which ones, and how many]”, in Grammatica italiana: per uso de' giovanetti [Italian Grammar: for use by young people]‎[1], Torino: Stamperia Reale, page 2:
      L’I, quando è Conſonante, [] conoſceſi dal non poterſi ſegnare coll’apoſtrofo la parola, che le ſta avanti
      When it is a consonant, the I is recognized by the inability of marking the word that follows with the apostrophe
      (literally, “The I, when it is a consonant, is known by the not being able to mark with the apostrophe the word that is after it”)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

apostrofo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of apostrofare

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

apostrofo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of apostrofar