imo

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈimo/, [ˈiː.mo]
  • Hyphenation: ì‧mo

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin īmus, superlative form of īnferus ‎(low, deep), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *n̥dʰér.

Adjective[edit]

imo m ‎(feminine singular ima, masculine plural imi, feminine plural ime) (obsolete, poetic)

  1. (literally) located in the lowest or innermost part
  2. (by extension) low, deep
    • 1374, Francesco Petrarca, “Pommi ove 'l sole occide i fiori et l'erba” (Il Canzoniere, Andrea Bettini (1858), p.143) :
      Ponm' in cielo od in terra od in abisso, ¶ in alto poggio, in valle ima e palustre, ¶ libero spirto, od a' suoi membri affisso; [...]
      Set me in heaven, on earth, or in the depths, ¶ on a high hill, or in a deep marshy vale, ¶ a spirit freed, or imprisoned in its limbs; [...]
    • 1850, Giosuè Carducci, “La selva primitiva” (Juvenilia, Poesie, Nicola Zanichelli (1906), p. 109, Libro LVII), vv. 43-44:
      [...] un tremor gelido ¶ per l'ossa ime gli corse; e s'atterrava, ¶ e gemea [...]
      [...] a freezing chill ¶ ran through his deep bones; and he dropped ¶ and wailed [...]
  3. (figuratively, of people) of a low social status
    • 1581, Torquato Tasso, Gerusalemme liberata, Erasmo Viotti, p.222, Canto IX:
      Miete i vili, e i potenti: e i più sublimi ¶ e più superbi capi adegua agl’imi.
      It breaks vile and mighty alike: and makes the noblest ¶ and proudest leaders one with the lowest.
  4. (rare, figuratively, of things) inappropriate, vulgar, uncouth
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin īmum, substantivization of the neuter form of īmus ‎(lowest, deepest).

Noun[edit]

imo m ‎(plural imi)

  1. (obsolete) bottom; base
    • 1472, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto XXIX, p. 430, vv. 37-39:
      Così parlammo infino al loco primo ¶ che dello scoglio l'altra valle mostra, ¶ se più lume vi fosse, tutto ad imo.
      Thus did we speak as far as the first place ¶ upon the crag, which the next valley shows ¶ down to the bottom, if there were more light.
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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

imo

  1. rōmaji reading of いも

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īmō

  1. dative masculine singular of īmus
  2. dative neuter singular of īmus
  3. ablative masculine singular of īmus
  4. ablative neuter singular of īmus

Umbundu[edit]

Noun[edit]

imo (i-ova class, plural ovamo)

  1. belly