motivo

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See also: motivó and motivò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian motivo. Doublet of motif and motive.

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 []

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Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of motivar

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Romance, from Latin motivus.

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. reason, ground, motive

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English motiveFrench motifGerman MotivItalian motivoRussian 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]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin motīvus.

Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivi)

  1. reason, ground
    Synonym: ragione
  2. motive
    Synonym: motivazione
  3. (music) motif, melody, aria
    Synonym: melodia
  4. pattern, motif
  5. room
  6. scope

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: μοτίβο (motívo)

Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. first-person singular present active indicative of motivare

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mōtīvō

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin motivus.

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Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. motive (that which incites to action)
    Synonyms: causa, finalidade, intuito, razão
  2. (music) motif (short melodic passage that is repeated in several parts of a work)
    Synonym: leitmotiv

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Verb[edit]

motivo

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin motīvus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈtibo/, [moˈt̪iβo]

Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. reason, ground, motive

Verb[edit]

motivo

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