monte

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See also: Monte and monté

English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish monte (mountain): in the sense of the card game, referring to the stack of unplayed cards. Doublet of mount.

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Noun

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monte (countable and uncountable, plural montes)

  1. (uncountable, card games) A game in which three or four cards are dealt face-up and players bet on which of them will first be matched in suit by others dealt.
    Hyponym: three-card monte
  2. (countable, Latin America) A wood or forest; timberland.

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Anagrams

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Asturian

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Etymology

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From Old Leonese monte, from Latin montem, accusative of mōns.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmonte/, [ˈmõn̪.t̪e]

Noun

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monte m (plural montes)

  1. mount; mountain
  2. forest, timberland "the wild", "the woods"

Chavacano

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Etymology

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Inherited from Spanish monte.

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monte

  1. mountain

Corsican

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Etymology

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From Latin montem, accusative of mōns.

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monte m (plural monti)

  1. (geomorphology, orography) mountain, mount
  2. heap, pile
  3. pool, fund (of money); bank

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French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French montant; equivalent to a deverbal of the modern verb monter (to mount, go up).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /mɔ̃t/
  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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monte f (plural montes)

  1. copulation, mating season

Verb

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monte

  1. inflection of monter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Galician

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Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia gl
Monte Louro ("Mount Louro")
Montes nevados (snowy mountains)

Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese monte m, from Latin montem m. Compare Portuguese monte m.

Noun

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monte m (plural montes)

  1. mountain, mount; large hill
  2. wilderness; uncultivated land
    Synonym: mato
    • 1466 December 3, Afonso de Moure, Frey Gómez, monje de Chantada, Chantada; republished as José Méndez Pérez, Pablo S. Otero Piñeyro Maseda, Miguel Romaní Martínez, editors, El monasterio de san Salvador de Chantada (siglos XI-XVI): historia y documentos (Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegos; XL), Santiago de Compostela: CSIC, 2016, →ISBN, page 516:
      [] et britaredes o monte que esta por vritar en as ditas leyras, et prantarlos edes de vina []
      And you'll break the wilderness that is pending on that plots, and you'll plant it with vines.
  3. heap, pile
    Synonyms: montón, morea, rima
  4. (figurative) a large quantity
    Synonym: mundo
    • 2002, J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter e a pedra filosofal, Editorial Galaxia, →ISBN, page 10:
      Mentres soportaba o habitual atoamento de tránsito da mañá, non tivo máis remedio que decatarse de que parecía haber un monte de xente vestida de forma rara.
      As he sat in the usual morning traffic jam, he couldn't help noticing that there seemed to be a lot of strangely dressed people about.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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monte

  1. inflection of montar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “monte”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “monte”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • monte” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • monte” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • monte” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Haitian Creole

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Etymology

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From French monter (rise), from Middle French monter, from Old French monter, from Vulgar Latin *montāre, from Latin montem (mountain).

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Verb

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monte

  1. to rise

Interlingua

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Noun

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monte (plural montes)

  1. mountain

Italian

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Etymology

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From Latin montem.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmon.te/
  • Rhymes: -onte
  • Hyphenation: món‧te

Noun

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monte m (plural monti)

  1. (geomorphology, orography) mountain, mount
  2. heap, pile
  3. pool, fund (of money); bank

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monte f

  1. plural of monta

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Latin

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Noun

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monte m

  1. ablative singular of mōns

Mauritian Creole

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Etymology

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From French monter, from Middle French monter, from Old French monter, from Vulgar Latin *montāre, from Latin montem (mountain).

Verb

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monte

  1. to climb
  2. to rise

References

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  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Old Galician-Portuguese

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin montem m.

Noun

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monte m

  1. hill

Descendants

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  • Galician: monte m
  • Portuguese: monte m (see there for further descendants)

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Old Leonese

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Etymology

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From Latin montem, accusative of mōns.

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monte m (plural montes)

  1. hill
    • 1294 "Cuatro documentos asturianos del siglo xiii" by María Josefa Sanz Fuentes):
      con montes, fontes, prados, pascos, felgueras, molneras,
      with hills, fountains, fields, pastures, ferns, mills,

Portuguese

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese monte m, from Latin montem m. Compare Galician monte m.

Noun

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monte m (plural montes)

  1. mount; a mountain or large hill
    Synonyms: montanha (mountain), morro (large hill)
  2. pile; heap (a mass of things placed together so as to form a mass or elevation)
    Synonyms: pilha, amontoado
  3. (usually in um monte de (a lot of)) heap; load; pile (a great amount of something)
    Synonyms: amontoado, pilha, penca
    Eu conheco um monte de gente.I know a lot of people.
  4. (inheritance law) a share of personal property given to someone as part of an inheritance, or the property as a whole; legacy
  5. (Alentejo) a rural property or group of farm buildings
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Monte is usually used in reference to elevations smaller than montanhas (mountains). However, monte (and not montanha) is used in the full title of mountains regardless of size: Monte Evereste, Monte Aconcágua.

Derived terms
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Descendants
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  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: monti

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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monte

  1. inflection of montar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Seychellois Creole

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Etymology

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From French monter, from Middle French monter, from Old French monter, from Vulgar Latin *montāre, from Latin montem (mountain).

Verb

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monte

  1. to climb
  2. to rise

References

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  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

Spanish

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Latin montem.

Noun

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monte m (plural montes)

  1. mountain, mount
  2. hill
    Synonyms: cerro, loma, collado
  3. forest, wilderness
    Synonyms: bosque, floresta, selva, foresta
  4. (Mexico) desert
    Synonyms: desierto, peladero
  5. (Dominican Republic, Mexico, singular only) underbrush
    Synonym: maleza
  6. (Dominican Republic, Mexico, singular only) weeds
    Synonym: mala hierba
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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monte

  1. inflection of montar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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