aro

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A shortening of aromantic. Coined on the Internet in the 2010s.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

aro (comparative more aro, superlative most aro)

  1. (slang, neologism) Aromantic (not experiencing romantic attraction).
    • 2016, Laura Chan, "My sexual preference is nope", Dalhousie Gazette (Dalhousie University), 12 February - 18 February 2016, page 16:
      For ace and aro people, the possibilities for diverse relationships are endless, despite how pop culture often brands our identity as restrictive and confined.
    • 2017, Melissa Reph, "You might not like hearing this, but I don't like 'Riverdale'", The Muhlenberg Weekly (Muhlenberg College), 26 October 2017, page 3:
      For the show to completely and utterly ignore this is huge since there are very few representations of aro and ace-spec people in media of any kind.
    • 2018, Alexis Stark, "A-spectrum student experiences on MSU's campus", The State News (Michigan State University), 29 November 2018, page 5:
      This provides a home base for people looking to learn more about ace and aro identities.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:aro.

Noun[edit]

aro (plural aros)

  1. (slang, neologism) A person who is aromantic.
    • 2016, Laura Chan, "My sexual preference is nope", Dalhousie Gazette (Dalhousie University), 12 February - 18 February 2016, page 16:
      While aces and aros can often be a misunderstood demographic in the queer community and outside of it, information about our identities is making its way into more conversations.
    • 2018, Isabel Nathan, "Asexuals, you are not alone", Washington Blade, 19 October 2018, page 20:
      Now most of my social circle is made up of other aces and aros.
    • 2019, Chelaine Kirsh, "Let's talk about aces, baby", The Sheaf (University of Saskatchewan), 24 October 2019, page 11:
      Building off from this calling card, aros have a more obscure variation of this where they don white rings.

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Anagrams[edit]


Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

aro

  1. age
    Erdi AroMiddles Ages, medieval era
    Harri AroStone Age

References[edit]

  • Gorka Aulestia, Linda White, Basque-English, English-Basque Dictionary

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from -aro (collection).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aro (accusative singular aron, plural aroj, accusative plural arojn)

  1. bunch
    aro da kliŝaĵoj pri kaj Eŭropo kaj la nova traktatoa bunch of clichés about both Europe and the new treaty

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aro

  1. steppe
  2. a watery, marshy place; lowland covered by grass, see references.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of aro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative aro arot
genitive aron arojen
partitive aroa aroja
illative aroon aroihin
singular plural
nominative aro arot
accusative nom. aro arot
gen. aron
genitive aron arojen
partitive aroa aroja
inessive arossa aroissa
elative arosta aroista
illative aroon aroihin
adessive arolla aroilla
ablative arolta aroilta
allative arolle aroille
essive arona aroina
translative aroksi aroiksi
instructive aroin
abessive arotta aroitta
comitative aroineen
Possessive forms of aro (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person aroni aromme
2nd person arosi aronne
3rd person aronsa

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Entry 27

Anagrams[edit]


Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

arô

  1. leprosy

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

aro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of arare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *araō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éryeti (to plough), from the root *h₂erh₃-. The root-final laryngeal was lost in the Proto-Indo-European verb, but was restored in Proto-Italic.

Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀρόω (aróō), Old Church Slavonic орати (orati), Lithuanian arti, and Old English erian (archaic English ear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

arō (present infinitive arāre, perfect active arāvī, supine arātum); first conjugation

  1. I plough, till; I cultivate land, farm; I acquire by tillage
  2. (of age) I draw furrows over the body, wrinkle

Conjugation[edit]

   Conjugation of arō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present arō arās arat arāmus arātis arant
imperfect arābam arābās arābat arābāmus arābātis arābant
future arābō arābis arābit arābimus arābitis arābunt
perfect arāvī arāvistī arāvit arāvimus arāvistis arāvērunt, arāvēre
pluperfect arāveram arāverās arāverat arāverāmus arāverātis arāverant
future perfect arāverō arāveris arāverit arāverimus arāveritis arāverint
passive present aror arāris, arāre arātur arāmur arāminī arantur
imperfect arābar arābāris, arābāre arābātur arābāmur arābāminī arābantur
future arābor arāberis, arābere arābitur arābimur arābiminī arābuntur
perfect arātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect arātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect arātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present arem arēs aret arēmus arētis arent
imperfect arārem arārēs arāret arārēmus arārētis arārent
perfect arāverim arāverīs arāverit arāverīmus arāverītis arāverint
pluperfect arāvissem arāvissēs arāvisset arāvissēmus arāvissētis arāvissent
passive present arer arēris, arēre arētur arēmur arēminī arentur
imperfect arārer arārēris, arārēre arārētur arārēmur arārēminī arārentur
perfect arātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect arātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present arā arāte
future arātō arātō arātōte arantō
passive present arāre arāminī
future arātor arātor arantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives arāre arāvisse arātūrum esse arārī arātum esse arātum īrī
participles arāns arātūrus arātus arandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
arandī arandō arandum arandō arātum arātū

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: ar, arari
  • Asturian: arar
  • Franco-Provençal: arar
  • Friulian: arâ
  • Galician: arar
  • Italian: arare
  • Occitan: arar
  • Old Catalan: arar
  • Old French: arer
  • Portuguese: arar
  • Romanian: ara, arare
  • Sardinian: arai, arare
  • Sicilian: arari
  • Spanish: arar
  • Venetian: arar

References[edit]


Malagasy[edit]

Noun[edit]

aro

  1. defense; protection

Adjective[edit]

aro

  1. (dialectal, Betsimisaraka) Synonym of roa

Mansaka[edit]

Noun[edit]

aro

  1. pestle
  2. pole for pounding rice

Noun[edit]

arò

  1. fog

Maori[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.

Noun[edit]

aro

  1. front (facing side)
    Kua maringi i a koe ki runga i to aro.
    You've spilt it down your front.
  2. front (weather)
    Ko te paenga e tūtaki ai ētahi hau whakapipi e rua, ka kīia he aro.
    The boundary where two air masses meet is called a front.

Verb[edit]

aro

  1. (transitive) to turn toward something or someone
    Me aro te kaikōrero ki te hunga turi, kia kite ai rātou i tōna waha e kōrero na.
    The speaker should face toward the deaf people so that they can see her mouth when she is talking.

References[edit]

  • aro” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.



Nauruan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pre-Nauruan *rua-ua, from Proto-Micronesian *rua, from Proto-Oceanic *rua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *duha, from Proto-Austronesian *duSa.

Numeral[edit]

aro

  1. two

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Same as arn.

Noun[edit]

aro m

  1. eagle

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese aro of uncertain origin. Cognate with Spanish aro.

Noun[edit]

aro m (plural aros)

  1. any large circular band of material
    1. hoop (circular band of metal used to bind a barrel)
    2. rim (outer edge of a wheel)
    3. the frame of eyeglasses
      Synonym: armação
    4. juggling ring
      Synonym: argola
  2. the region surrounding a city
    Synonym: periferia

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aro m (plural aros)

  1. arum (any plant in the genus Arum)

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

aro

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of arar

Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

aro m

  1. flour

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

aro m (plural aros)

  1. hoop
  2. large ring
  3. (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay) earring
    Synonyms: arete, pendiente
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin arum.

Noun[edit]

aro m (plural aros)

  1. arum lily
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

aro

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of arar.

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Yami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hadu, from Proto-Austronesian *Sadu. Cognate with Puyuma sadru and Limos Kalinga adu.

Adjective[edit]

aro

  1. many; a lot