esperança

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan esperanssa, from Vulgar Latin spērantia, from Latin spērāns. Corresponds to esperar +‎ -ança.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

esperança f (plural esperances)

  1. hope
  2. expectancy, expectation

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Further reading[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan esperanssa, from Vulgar Latin spērantia, from Latin spērāns.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

esperança f (plural esperanças)

  1. hope

Related terms[edit]


Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin spērantia, from Latin spērāns.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [es.peˈɾãn.t͡sa]

Noun[edit]

esperança f (usually uncountable)

  1. hope
    • c. 1200, Almerich, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 63v.
      é dixo ami fil domne eſtos hueſſos caſado de iſrɫ ſon e odizé ſecaron ſe nŕos hueſos. e. deſperdios nŕa eſperança e fomos taiados.
      And he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the house of Israel. And they say, ‘Our bones dried up and our hope is lost, and we are cut off.’”

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Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: esperanza

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese esperança, asperança, from Vulgar Latin spērantia, from Latin spērāns; corresponds to esperar +‎ -ança. Compare Spanish esperanza, French espérance, Italian speranza.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /iʃ.pɨ.ˈɾɐ̃.sɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈes.pe.ɾɐ̃.sɐ/, /ˈeʃ.pe.ɾɐ̃.sɐ/, /is.pe.ˈɾɐ̃.sɐ/, /iʃ.pe.ˈɾɐ̃.sɐ/
  • Hyphenation: es‧pe‧ran‧ça

Noun[edit]

esperança f (plural esperanças)

  1. hope

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:esperança.