molto

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See also: moltó

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin multus, from Proto-Indo-European *ml̥tos (crumbled, crumpled, past passive participle). Compare Portuguese muito, Romanian mult, Catalan molt.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmol.to/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -olto
  • Hyphenation: mól‧to

Adverb[edit]

molto (superlative moltissimo)

  1. much, very much, a lot
    A essere onesto, non mi piace molto.
    I don't like it very much, to be frank.
  2. (with an adverb or adjective) very, really, very much
    Si stava facendo molto tardi, se non fosse partito, avrebbe perso l'aereo.
    It was getting very late, and if he didn't go, he would miss his plane.
    Il gioco ha regole molto semplici.
    The game has very simple rules.
  3. (in expressions of comparison) much, far, a lot
    I ghiacciai si sciolgono molto più velocemente di quanto atteso.
    Glaciers melting much faster than expected.
  4. long, a long time
    È molto che aspetti?
    Have you been waiting long?

Antonyms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

molto (feminine molta, masculine plural molti, feminine plural molte, superlative moltissimo)

  1. a lot of, much, great, (in the plural) many, a lot of, lots of
    Voglio molti amici.I want many friends.
    Ho mangiato molta cioccolata ultimamente.I've been eating a lot of chocolate lately.
  2. great, much, very
    Fa molto freddo.It's very cold.
    Dobbiamo procedere con molta attenzione.We must proceed with great care.

Antonyms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

molto (feminine molta, masculine plural molti, feminine plural molte)

  1. much, a lot, (in the plural) many, many people
    Non ci vuole molto per far piangere una donna incinta.It doesn't take much to make a pregnant woman cry.
    Queste scarpe mi sono sempre piaciute e ne ho comprate molte nel corso degli anni.I have always liked these shoes, and have bought many of them over the years.
    Per molti il ballo è una passione.Dancing is a passion for many people.

Noun[edit]

molto m (uncountable)

  1. the many
  2. the large part
  3. a great deal

See also[edit]


Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Gaulish *multon-, from Proto-Celtic *moltos (wether).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

moltō m (genitive moltōnis); third declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) wether

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative moltō moltōnēs
Genitive moltōnis moltōnum
Dative moltōnī moltōnibus
Accusative moltōnem moltōnēs
Ablative moltōne moltōnibus
Vocative moltō moltōnēs

Descendants[edit]


Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

molto

  1. genitive singular of molad

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
molto
also mmolto after a proclitic
molto
pronounced with /ṽ(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.