Ido

[ee-doh]

Origin of Ido

< Esperanto: literally, offspring, equivalent to id- (< Greek; see -ides) + -o noun ending
Related formsI·do·ism, nounI·do·ist, nounI·do·is·tic, adjective
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Ido

noun
  1. an artificial language; a modification of Esperanto

Word Origin for Ido

C20: offspring, from Greek -id daughter of
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Word Origin and History for ido

Ido

1908, artificial language based on Esperanto, devised 1907; from Ido -ido "offspring," suffix representing Latin -ida, Greek -ides.

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