ergo

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See also: Ergo and ergo-

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ergo, from Latin ergo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ergo (not comparable)

  1. Consequently, therefore, or thus.
    • 2003, Pirates of the Caribbean:
      The pirates who invaded this fort left Sparrow locked in his cell; ergo, they are not his allies.
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Conjunction[edit]

ergo

  1. therefore (especially in syllogisms)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ergo (plural ergos)

  1. (rowing, slang) An ergometer (rowing machine).

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of ergonomic

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ergo (plural ergos)

  1. (informal) An ergonomic factor or characteristic.
    I just love the ergos on this knife. It just feels great and carries so well.

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ergo

  1. ergo


Further reading[edit]

  • ergo” in Duden online

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ergō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ergo

  1. ergo

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

ergo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ergere

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ergo (poetic)

Etymology[edit]

Equivalent to an adverbial derivation from *ēregō, presumably ex- +‎ regō, with sense similar to cognate pergō (I proceed), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten; right). See also ergā. Compare with the adverbial use of ē regiōne (directly, against), with the same elements.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ergō

  1. therefore, because, hence, consequently, thus

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ergō (not comparable)

  1. consequently, therefore
  2. accordingly, then

Descendants[edit]

  • English: ergo, argal
  • Galician: ergo, ergas
  • German: ergo
  • Norwegian: ergo
  • Italian: ergo
  • Spanish: ergo
  • Portuguese: ergo

References[edit]

  • ergo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • ergo in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • ergo in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ergo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ergo

  1. (Late Middle English) thus, consequently, ergo

Descendants[edit]

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ergō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ergo

  1. (rare, literary) therefore, thus
    Synonyms: przeto, toteż, więc, zatem

Further reading[edit]

  • ergo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ergo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: er‧go

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ergō.

Conjunction[edit]

ergo

  1. ergo, therefore

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

ergo

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

Usage notes[edit]

ergo as a verb has a closed sound in comparison with the conjunction.

Further reading[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ergō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɾɡo/, [ˈeɾ.ɣ̞o]

Conjunction[edit]

ergo

  1. ergo, therefore

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish ergo.

Conjunction[edit]

ergo

  1. ergo, therefore
    • 1972, Liwayway[1], Liwayway Pub., page 44:
      Simple lang ang kanilang pinanghahawakan: ang daigdig ng mga materya ay sa demonyo, ang daigdig ng espiritu ang sa Diyos. Ergo, iwasan ang daigdig ng materya.
      What they uphold is simple: the material world is for the Devil, the spiritual world is God's. Ergo, avoid the material world.
    • 1998, Virgilio S. Almario, Kalahating siglo sa ibabaw ng mundo at mga kataka-takang: alaala't engkuwentro, →ISBN, page 93:
      Ang isang dahilan, magulo kasi tayo. Hindi magkaisa; puro kudeta at rebelyon. Ergo, ang kailangan nati'y isang diwang magbibigkis sa atin.
      One reason is that we are disorderly. We can't unite; we are always on coup d'état and rebellion. Ergo, what we need is a consciousness that unites us.
    • 2017, Jubert Cabrezos, Naturalismo, AuthorHouse, →ISBN:
      Ergo, ang paglikha ng kaalaman ay may dalawang daan
      Therefore, there are two ways for the creation of knowledge
    • 2020 April 27, Baby E, “Performers ng comedy bar umaaray na, Noel Cabangon humihingi na rin ng tulong”, in Pang-Masa - Palaban, Maaasahan (Philstar.com)[2]:
      Ergo, wala rin silang kita.
      Therefore, they also don't have income.