lindo

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See also: Lindo and lindó

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish lindo. Doublet of legittimo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lindo (feminine linda, masculine plural lindi, feminine plural linde)

  1. neat
  2. clean
  3. tidy

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Old High German[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lindo

  1. gently

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Braune, Wilhelm. Althochdeutsches Lesebuch, zusammengestellt und mit Glossar versehen

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Probably ultimately from Latin legitimus (lawful; proper), and likely through the intermediate of Spanish lindo[1] (the native Portuguese descendant (and thus its doublet) in this case is lídimo; there is also the later learned borrowing legítimo). Some sources cite Latin limpidus (clean)[2], but this is unlikely for several reasons, including that this word already gave rise to another word in Portuguese, limpo.

Adjective[edit]

lindo m (feminine singular linda, masculine plural lindos, feminine plural lindas, comparable)

  1. beautiful; gorgeous;
    Synonyms: bonito, belo, formoso
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lindo m (plural lindos, feminine linda, feminine plural lindas)

  1. beauty (a beautiful person)
    Synonyms: belo, beldade
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

lindo

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

References[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlindo/, [ˈlĩn̪.d̪o]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. From Old Spanish, probably from Latin legitimus (lawful; proper), through transposition of consonants from an earlier form *lidmo (compare Portuguese lídimo)[1], and thus a doublet of legítimo, a later learned borrowing; some sources cite Latin limpidus (clean)[2], but this is unlikely for several reasons, including that this word already gave rise to another word in Spanish, limpio. In Old Spanish, the term originally meant "legitimate", later "authentic", "pure", "good", and finally eventually gave rise to the modern meaning.

Adjective[edit]

lindo (feminine linda, masculine plural lindos, feminine plural lindas) (superlative lindísimo)

  1. pretty
    Synonyms: bello, hermoso, guapo
  2. cute
    Synonyms: bonito, precioso
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Italian: lindo

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

lindo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of lindar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991) Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN
  2. ^ lindo” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.