binoklo

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French binocle. Earlier sense was borrowed from Italian binocolo, Russian бино́кль (binóklʹ).

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Noun[edit]

binoklo (plural binokli)

  1. double eyeglass; spectacles, (pair of) glasses, pince-nez, etc.
    • 1914, Félix Mirot, La Langue Auxiliaire, page ?.
      "La distraktita profesoro pri logiko qua, pro presbiteso, uzis nazbinoklo, kustumis pozar sua binoklo en la libro kande il interruptis la lektado."
      "The distracted logic professor who, because of farsightedness, used pince-nez, used to put his pince-nez in the book when he interrupted the lecture."
    • 1918, Mondo, Volume 7–10, page 103.
      "Ka nulo altra? Li ya valoras la peno! Me mustos metar mea binoklo por li."
      "Nothing else? They are indeed worth the trouble! I'll have to put on my glasses for them."
    • 1924, International Auxiliary Language Association, La nova vesti dil imperiestro, page 229.
      "Ho, to esas belega! tote charmiva!" dicis la olda ministro, regardante tra sua binoklo, "ica desegnuro ed ica kolori! Yes, me dicos al imperiestro, ke ol plezas a me multege!"
      "Oh, that is gorgeous! Absolutely charming!" the old minister said, looking through his glasses, "this pattern and those colours! Yes, I'll tell the emperor that I liked it lot!"
    Synonyms: orel-binoklo (spectacles), naz-binoklo (pince-nez), manu-binoklo (lorgnette)
  2. (archaic) binoculars
    Synonyms: lorneto, bilorneto

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See also[edit]

  • monoklo (monocle)
  • lorno ((small) telescope, spyglass)