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oro

[aw-raw]
noun Spanish.
  1. gold.
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oro-1

  1. a combining form meaning “mountain,” used in the formation of compound words: orography.
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Origin of oro-1

< Greek, combining form of óros

oro-2

  1. a combining form meaning “mouth,” used in the formation of compound words: oropharynx.
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Origin of oro-2

combining form representing Latin ōs, stem ōr-
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Historical Examples

  • Even then they were workers in metal and they knew of Oro and Grah.

    Two Thousand Miles Below

    Charles Willard Diffin

  • "Oro is pulling more strongly than Grah," Dean said, and smiled.

    Two Thousand Miles Below

    Charles Willard Diffin

  • Oro is as heavy in its upward falling as Grah is in its downward.

    Two Thousand Miles Below

    Charles Willard Diffin

  • Oro was his name, and he may be compared with the Bacchus of the ancients.

    In the South Seas

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The hole in the top and the door can be closed as in the oro.


British Dictionary definitions for oro

oro-1

combining form
  1. mountainorogeny; orography
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Word Origin

from Greek oros

oro-2

combining form
  1. oral; mouthoromaxillary
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Word Origin

from Latin, from ōs
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Word Origin and History for oro

oro-

word-forming element meaning "mountain," from Greek oros "mountain" (see oread).

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oro in Medicine

oro-

pref.
  1. Mouth:oronasal.
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