motivo

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See also: motivó and motivò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian motivo.

Noun[edit]

motivo ‎(plural motivos or motivi)

  1. (music) A motif.
    • 1853, Adolf Bernhard Marx, The universal school of music, translated by A. H. Wehrhan (page 165)
      By the repetition, transposition, inversion, and combination of different motivos, the extended series of sounds is formed []

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of motivar

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Romance, from Latin motivus.

Noun[edit]

motivo ‎(accusative singular motivon, plural motivoj, accusative plural motivojn)

  1. reason, ground, motive

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English motive, French motif, German Motiv, Italian motivo, Russian моти́в(motív), Spanish motivo, all ultimately from Latin mōtivum, accusative singular of mōtivus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motivo (plural motivi)

  1. motive (that which excites to action, determines choice)
  2. (music) motif

Derived terms[edit]

  • motivizar(to state the motive or grounds of (an opinion, act); (fig.) to justify)
  • plendomotivo(reason for complaint, grievance)
  • senmotiva(gratuitous (without proof or motive))

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

motivo m ‎(plural motivi)

  1. reason, ground
  2. motive
  3. (music) motif, melody, aria
  4. pattern, motif

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Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. first-person singular present active indicative of motivare

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōtivō

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin motivus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. motive (that which incites to action)
  2. (music) motif (short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work)

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Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of motivar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

motivo

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

Noun[edit]

motivo m ‎(plural motivos)

  1. reason, ground, motive