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See also: intro., intro-, and într-o



Abbreviated from introduction, from Latin intrōductiō (lead-in, introduction) – the abbreviation removes the second part of the compound, which comes ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (inner, what is inside). The demoscene sense comes from the fact that they were originally prepended to pirated copies of computer games.



intro (plural intros)

  1. Short form of introduction.
  2. (demoscene) A small demo produced to promote one's demogroup or for a competition.
    • 1999, "brainpower / digital artists", Win32 demos (on newsgroup
      If the rules specify that the DLLs' size will be added to the 64K limit, there's not a lot of space to code an intro.
    • 2005, Tamás Polgár, Freax: the brief history of the demoscene: Volume 1
      Games, demos, intros. They were the same, this was the scene. The trend was that you cracked and made demos and intros.
  3. (informal) The opening sequence at beginning of a film, television program, etc.





intro (third-person singular simple present intros, present participle introing, simple past and past participle introed)

  1. (informal, transitive) To introduce.





  1. (informal) intro (introduction)


Inflection of intro (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative intro introt
genitive intron introjen
partitive introa introja
illative introon introihin
singular plural
nominative intro introt
accusative nom. intro introt
gen. intron
genitive intron introjen
partitive introa introja
inessive introssa introissa
elative introsta introista
illative introon introihin
adessive introlla introilla
ablative introlta introilta
allative introlle introille
essive introna introina
translative introksi introiksi
instructive introin
abessive introtta introitta
comitative introineen





intro f (plural intros)

  1. intro, introduction



Etymology 1[edit]

From intrā (within).


intrō (present infinitive intrāre, perfect active intrāvī, supine intrātum); first conjugation

  1. I enter, go into, penetrate.
   Conjugation of intro (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intrō intrās intrat intrāmus intrātis intrant
imperfect intrābam intrābās intrābat intrābāmus intrābātis intrābant
future intrābō intrābis intrābit intrābimus intrābitis intrābunt
perfect intrāvī intrāvistī, intrāsti1 intrāvit intrāvimus intrāvistis, intrāstis1 intrāvērunt, intrāvēre
pluperfect intrāveram intrāverās intrāverat intrāverāmus intrāverātis intrāverant
future perfect intrāverō intrāveris intrāverit intrāverimus intrāveritis intrāverint
passive present intror intrāris, intrāre intrātur intrāmur intrāminī intrantur
imperfect intrābar intrābāris, intrābāre intrābātur intrābāmur intrābāminī intrābantur
future intrābor intrāberis, intrābere intrābitur intrābimur intrābiminī intrābuntur
perfect intrātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect intrātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect intrātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intrem intrēs intret intrēmus intrētis intrent
imperfect intrārem intrārēs intrāret intrārēmus intrārētis intrārent
perfect intrāverim intrāverīs intrāverit intrāverīmus intrāverītis intrāverint
pluperfect intrāvissem, intrāssem1 intrāvissēs, intrāsses1 intrāvisset, intrāsset1 intrāvissēmus, intrāssemus1 intrāvissētis, intrāssetis1 intrāvissent, intrāssent1
passive present intrer intrēris, intrēre intrētur intrēmur intrēminī intrentur
imperfect intrārer intrārēris, intrārēre intrārētur intrārēmur intrārēminī intrārentur
perfect intrātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect intrātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present intrā intrāte
future intrātō intrātō intrātōte intrantō
passive present intrāre intrāminī
future intrātor intrātor intrantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives intrāre intrāvisse, intrāsse1 intrātūrus esse intrārī intrātus esse intrātum īrī
participles intrāns intrātūrus intrātus intrandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
intrāre intrandī intrandō intrandum intrātum intrātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.


Etymology 2[edit]

Same as intrā.



  1. within
Derived terms[edit]


  • intro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • intro in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “intro”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • intro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to enter a city: ingredi, intrare urbem, introire in urbem
    • (ambiguous) within four walls: intra parietes (Brut. 8. 32)
  • intro in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016



intro f (plural intros)

  1. (music) Abbreviation of introdução; intro



intro f (plural intros)

  1. intro