golfo

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Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Borrowed from English golf, from Scots, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *kulbô (club). Related to Dutch kolf (blunt end of something), German Kolben (piston, rod), Swedish kolv (piston, rod).

Noun[edit]

golfo (uncountable, accusative golfon)

  1. (sports) golf
    Ĉu vi vidis lin svingi klubon? Li ludaĉas golfon.
    Have you seen him swing a club? He plays golf terribly.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Borrowed from Italian golfo, from Late Latin colfos, an alteration of Latin colpus, from Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos, bosom, gulf). Compare German Golf, French golfe.

Noun[edit]

golfo (accusative singular golfon, plural golfoj, accusative plural golfojn)

  1. (geography) gulf
    La Meksika Golfo estas la plej granda golfo tutmonde.
    The Gulf of Mexico is the largest gulf in the world.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin or Late Latin colfus, colphus, culfus, alteration of colpus, from Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos). Doublet of colpo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡol.fo/
  • Rhymes: -olfo
  • Hyphenation: gól‧fo

Noun[edit]

golfo m (plural golfi)

  1. gulf
    Synonyms: baia, insenatura

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin or Late Latin colfus, colphus, culfus, alteration of colpus, from Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos).

Noun[edit]

golfo m (plural golfos)

  1. gulf

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin or Late Latin colfus, colphus, culfus, alteration of colpus following hypercorrection of the popular pronunciation of Latin 'ph' as 'p', itself from Ancient Greek κόλπος (kólpos).

Noun[edit]

golfo m (plural golfos)

  1. (geography) gulf
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From golfín.

Adjective[edit]

golfo (feminine golfa, masculine plural golfos, feminine plural golfas)

  1. dishonest
  2. nasty
  3. promiscuous

Noun[edit]

golfo m (plural golfos, feminine golfa, feminine plural golfas)

  1. scoundrel
  2. sluggard
  3. manwhore

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