avo

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See also: avó, avô, avo-, -avo, and AVO

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

avo (plural avos)

  1. A subdivision of currency, equal to one hundredth of a Macanese pataca.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of avocado.

Noun[edit]

avo (plural avos)

  1. (informal) Clipping of avocado.
    • 2007, Ken Albertsen, Farmsteading in Thailand (page 68)
      Given the challenges of trying to propagate avocados, one might wonder why we don't simply get hold of seeds and/or nursery starts and go that route – especially since avos tend to grow somewhat 'true to seed.'

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avus (grandfather, ancestor, old man), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈavo/
  • Rhymes: -avo
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

avo (accusative singular avon, plural avoj, accusative plural avojn)

  1. grandfather
    Mia avo estas la patro de mia patro.My grandfather is the father of my father.
  2. (colloquial, sometimes derogatory) old man
    • 2009, “Fek al Esperanto! [Fuck Esperanto!]”, in Fek al Esperanto![1], performed by La Pafklik:
      Mi parolas pri merda lingvo
      Elpensita de stulta avo
      I'm talking about a shitty language
      Thought up by a stupid old man
  3. (nonstandard) grandparent (Can we verify(+) this sense?)

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑʋo/, [ˈɑʋo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑʋo
  • Hyphenation: a‧vo

Noun[edit]

avo

  1. Abbreviation of avokysymys.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of avo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative avo avot
genitive avon avojen
partitive avoa avoja
illative avoon avoihin
singular plural
nominative avo avot
accusative nom. avo avot
gen. avon
genitive avon avojen
partitive avoa avoja
inessive avossa avoissa
elative avosta avoista
illative avoon avoihin
adessive avolla avoilla
ablative avolta avoilta
allative avolle avoille
essive avona avoina
translative avoksi avoiksi
instructive avoin
abessive avotta avoitta
comitative avoineen
Possessive forms of avo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person avoni avomme
2nd person avosi avonne
3rd person avonsa

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto avo (grandfather, grandparent), Italian avo, Spanish abuelo and French aïeul, from Latin avus (grandfather, ancestor, old man), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ewh₂yos.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

avo (plural avi)

  1. grandparent

Derived terms[edit]

  • avino (grandmother)
  • avulo (grandfather)
  • geavi (grandfathers and grandmothers)
  • preavino (great-grandmother)
  • preavo (great-grandparent)
  • preavulo (great-grandfather)
  • pregeavi (great-grandfathers and great-grandmothers)

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin avus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwh₂os. Compare Portuguese avô (grandfather) and avó (grandmother).

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Noun[edit]

avo m (plural avi, feminine ava)

  1. ancestor, forefather
    Synonyms: antenato, ascendente

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

avō

  1. dative singular of avus
  2. ablative singular of avus

Malagasy[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *abaw; cognate with Javanese ambo.

Adjective[edit]

avo 

  1. high
  2. lofty, eminent