rio

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See also: Rio, RIO, río, rió, riò, and ri'o

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin rius, from Latin rīvus (brook, small stream), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rih₂wós, from *h₃reyh₂- (to flow; to move, set in motion) + *-wós. Doublet of rivo.

Noun[edit]

rio m (plural rii)

  1. brook, stream, streamlet
  2. (in Venice) A stretch of urban canal
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin reus. Compare Romanian rău (bad), Dalmatian ri (bad). Doublet of the borrowed Italian reo.

Adjective[edit]

rio (feminine singular ria, masculine plural ri, feminine plural rie)

  1. captive, hostile
  2. (obsolete) guilty
  3. (obsolete) wicked
    • 1724, George Frideric Handel, Giulio Cesare (librettist: Nicola Francesco Haym)
      Piangerò la sorte mia, sì crudele e tanto ria.
      I shall lament my fate, so cruel and so wicked.
    • 1839, Gaetano Donizetti, Roberto Devereux (librettist: Salvadore Cammarano)
      Delitto sì rio, clemenza non merta.
      A crime so wicked, it does not merit clemency.

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin rius, from Latin rīvus.

Noun[edit]

rio m (Latin spelling)

  1. lake

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish réud.

Noun[edit]

rio m (genitive singular rioee, plural rioghyn)

  1. frost
    Bee rio ayn noght.It will freeze tonight.
  2. ice
    T'ou shooyl er rio thanney.You are walking on thin ice.

Verb[edit]

rio (verbal noun riojey, past participle riojit)

  1. freeze
  2. ice up

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin rius (river), from Latin rīvus (a small stream), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rih₂wós, from *h₃reyh₂- (to flow; to move, set in motion) + *-wós.

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Noun[edit]

rio m

  1. river

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Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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rio Tejo (Tagus river)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese rio (river), from Vulgar Latin rius (river), from Latin rīvus (a small stream), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rih₂wós, from *h₃reyh₂- (to flow; to move, set in motion) + *-wós.

Cognate with Galician río, Spanish río, Catalan riu, Occitan riu, French ru, Italian rio, rivo and Romanian râu.

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Noun[edit]

rio m (plural rios)

  1. river (large body of flowing water)
  2. (figuratively) a large amount of anything
    Ganhamos um rio de dinheiro.
    We earned a truckload of money.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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rio

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

Spanish[edit]

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rio

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) preterite indicative form of reír.

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rio

  1. Misspelling of río.