Origin of Esperantoafter pseudonum of the inventor, literally (in Esperanto), one who hopes from present participle of esperi, to hope from Romance forms (Fr espérer, Spanish esperar, and the like ) from Classical Latin sperare, to hope
Origin of EsperantoAfter Dr. Esperanto , “one who hopes,” pseudonym of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859-1917), Polish philologist
- An international auxiliary language designed by L. L. Zamenhof with a base vocabulary inspired by Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and having a streamlined grammar with completely regular conjugations, declensions, and inflections.
- (figuratively) Anything that is used as a single international medium in place of plural distinct national media.
- The U.S. dollar is the Esperanto of currency.