Esperanto

noun
Es·​pe·​ran·​to | \ ˌe-spə-ˈrän-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Esperanto (audio) , -ˈran-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Esperanto (audio) \

Definition of Esperanto

: an artificial international language based as far as possible on words common to the chief European languages

Other Words from Esperanto

Esperantist \ ˌe-​spə-​ˈrän-​tist How to pronounce Esperantist (audio) , -​ˈran-​ \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Esperanto

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Esperanto

Dr. Esperanto, pseudonym of L. L. Zamenhof †1917 Polish oculist, its inventor

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“Esperanto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Esperanto. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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