auto

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self), metanalyzed from auto- in words such as automatic, autopilot, and automobile.

Adjective[edit]

auto (not comparable) (Clipping)

  1. automatic (of a gearbox / transmission)
    It's an auto sedan which we picked up from a wholesaler locally.

Noun[edit]

auto (plural autos)

  1. (chiefly attributively) An automobile.
    My brother is an auto mechanic.
  2. A setting for automatic operation.
    Put it on auto.
    Synonym: automatic
    Antonym: manual
  3. An automatic gearbox / transmission.
    A body coloured centre pillar signalled the arrival of an electronic four-speed auto, slight suspension revisions and minor trim changes.
  4. A car with an automatic gearbox / transmission.
    It wasn't too bad but we did hire an auto (couldn't imagine changing gears with my right hand).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of autorickshaw, from Hindi ऑटो रिक्शा (ŏṭo rikśā).

Noun[edit]

auto (plural autos)

  1. (India) An autorickshaw.
    ... users are often unable to note down the number of the taxi or the auto as the driver will just zoom past.

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Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of automobil.

Noun[edit]

auto inan

  1. automobile, car
    Synonym: kotxe

Declension[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of automòbil.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. car; automobile

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Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian auto, a clipping of automobile.

Noun[edit]

auto m

  1. (Luserna) car, automobile

References[edit]

  • “auto” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto n

  1. car, automobile

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French auto, from automobile. Equivalent to a shortened form of automobiel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑu̯toː/, /ˈoːtoː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: au‧to

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural auto's, diminutive autootje n)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonyms: automobiel, bak, kar, wagen, waggie

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Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: oto
  • Papiamentu: outo
  • Sranan Tongo: oto
  • West Frisian: auto

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto (genitive auto, partitive autot)

  1. car, automobile
  2. (at second or later mention) any motor vehicle, including trucks, vans, and fire engines.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of automobiili, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑuto/, [ˈɑut̪o̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑuto
  • Syllabification: au‧to

Noun[edit]

auto

  1. car, automobile

Declension[edit]

Inflection of auto (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative auto autot
genitive auton autojen
partitive autoa autoja
illative autoon autoihin
singular plural
nominative auto autot
accusative nom. auto autot
gen. auton
genitive auton autojen
partitive autoa autoja
inessive autossa autoissa
elative autosta autoista
illative autoon autoihin
adessive autolla autoilla
ablative autolta autoilta
allative autolle autoille
essive autona autoina
translative autoksi autoiksi
instructive autoin
abessive autotta autoitta
comitative autoineen
Possessive forms of auto (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person autoni automme
2nd person autosi autonne
3rd person autonsa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of automobile.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto f (plural autos)

  1. car
    Synonyms: automobile, voiture

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Inari Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

auto

  1. car

Inflection[edit]

Even inflection in -o[1]
singular plural
Nominative auto autoh
Accusative auto autoid
Genitive auto autoi
Illative auton autoid
Locative autost autoin
Comitative autoin autoiguin
Abessive autottáá autoittáá
Essive auton
Partitive autod

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Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of automobile, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Noun[edit]

auto (plural autos)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonym: automobile

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈau̯.to/, [ˈäu̯t̪o]
  • Rhymes: -au̯to
  • Hyphenation: àu‧to

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of automobile.

Noun[edit]

auto f (invariable)

  1. Clipping of automobile: car
    Synonyms: automobile, macchina, vettura
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish and Portuguese auto (literally act).

Noun[edit]

auto m (invariable)

  1. (historical, uncountable) auto (genre of dramatic literature)
  2. (historical) An auto literary work.
Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • auto1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • auto2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

auto

  1. Rōmaji transcription of アウト

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

autō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of autus

Latvian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened form of automašīna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto m (invariable)

  1. (colloquial) car (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)
    Synonyms: automašīna, mašīna

Etymology 2[edit]

See aut.

Participle[edit]

auto

  1. vocative singular masculine form of autais
  2. accusative singular masculine form of autais
  3. instrumental singular masculine form of autais
  4. genitive plural masculine form of autais
  5. vocative singular feminine form of autais
  6. accusative singular feminine form of autais
  7. instrumental singular feminine form of autais
  8. genitive plural feminine form of autais

Nauruan[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto

  1. car

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin altus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

auto m (feminine auta, m plural auti, f plural aute)

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  1. tall
  2. high (in position)

Adverb[edit]

auto

  1. high

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Via French or German from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto n (plural auta)

  1. car
    Synonym: samochód

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • auto in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin actus, perfect passive participle of agō (I make, I do), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ- (to lead). Doublet of ato.

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. a public deed or ceremony
    Synonyms: solenidade, cerimônia
  2. auto (a sub-genre of dramatic literature)
  3. (dated) act; deed
    Synonyms: feito, ato, ação
  4. act (record of something done)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of automóvel.

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. automobile; car
    Synonyms: automóvel, carro, veículo
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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of Clipping of automòbīl.

Noun[edit]

àuto m (Cyrillic spelling а̀уто)

  1. car, automobile
    Synonym: kola

Note: In Serbia auto/ауто as neuter ("plavo auto" instead of "plavi auto") can occur in Serbian, but it is substandard.

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Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

auto n (genitive singular auta, nominative plural autá, genitive plural áut, declension pattern of mesto)

  1. car (automobile, a vehicle steered by a driver)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • auto in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of automóvil, from Ancient Greek αὐτός (autós, self).

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay) car, automobile
    Synonyms: automóvil (Mexico, Central America, Caribbean America, Colombia, Venezuela), carro (Spain, Central Mexico), coche

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin actus. Doublet of the borrowed acto.

Noun[edit]

auto m (plural autos)

  1. (law, formal) order, writ, resolution

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch auto, from French auto.

Noun[edit]

auto c (plural auto's)

  1. A car, an automobile.