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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Catalan[edit]

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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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈtivo/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ti‧vo
  • Rhymes: -ivo

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈti.vo/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧tì‧vo

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin mōtīvus.

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
    Synonym: spazio
  6. scope
    Synonyms: scopo, spazio
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Descendants[edit]
  • Greek: μοτίβο (motívo)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

motivo

  1. first-person singular present active indicative of motivare

Further reading[edit]

  • motivo in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • motivo in Grandi Dizionari
  • motivo in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa
  • motivo in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti
  • motivo in sapere.it – De Agostini Editore

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Latin[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

mōtīvō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of mōtīvus

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin mōtīvus.

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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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

motivo

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

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈtibo/, [moˈt̪i.β̞o]
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ti‧vo

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin motīvus.

Noun[edit]

motivo m (plural motivos)

  1. reason, ground, motive
    no sé por qué motivoI don't know for what reason

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

motivo

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

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