samideano

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sama (same) +‎ ideo (idea) +‎ -ano (member). Supposedly coined in a letter by Louis de Beaufront to an unknown Esperantist in 1890 or 1891, as an alternative to samlingvano.[1]

Noun[edit]

samideano (accusative singular samideanon, plural samideanoj, accusative plural samideanojn)

  1. one who shares a communal idea, especially:
  2. fellow Esperantist
    • 1905, L. L. Zamenhof, speech at the first World Congress of Esperanto.
      Mi salutas vin, karaj samideanoj, fratoj kaj fratinoj el la granda tutmonda homa familio.
      I greet you, dear comrades, brothers and sisters from the great worldwide human family.

Usage notes[edit]

In Esperanto culture, used as a friendly form of address from one Esperantist to another.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Louis de Beaufront (1925) Kompleta Gramatiko Detaloza, page 140

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Esperanto samideano, equivalent to sama (same) +‎ ideo (idea) +‎ -ano (partisan). Supposedly coined in a letter by Louis de Beaufront.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

samideano (plural samideani)

  1. partisan of the same idea or movement; co-opinionist