Esperanto

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noun Es·pe·ran·to \ˌes-pə-ˈrän-(ˌ)tō, -ˈran-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of Esperanto

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

Esperantist

play \-ˈrän-tist, -ˈran-\ noun or adjective

Origin and Etymology of esperanto

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


First Known Use: 1892


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