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English language.svg Енглески

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Средњи Енглески lymbo; equivalent to Латински limbus (border) (cognate with limp), notably in the (ablative) expression in limbō (on the edge).

Noun

limbo (countable and uncountable, plural limbos)

  1. (Roman Catholic theology, since circa 400 A.D.) The place where innocent souls exist temporarily until they can enter heaven, notably those of the saints who died before the advent of Christ (limbus patruum) and those of unbaptized but innocent children (limbus infantum).
  2. (by extension, since the 16th century) Any in-between place, state or condition of neglect or oblivion which results in an unresolved status, delay or deadlock.
    My passport application has been stuck in bureaucratic limbo for two weeks.
    • 2021 мај 5, Philip Haigh, “I think we need better than this from the rail industry”, in RAIL, number 930, strana 51:
      But the railway is in limbo, paralysed by indecision. Let's have some clarity.
  3. (slang, archaic) A lockup or jail cell.
    • 1894, Arthur George Frederick Griffiths, Secrets of the Prison-house: Or, Gaol Studies and Sketches (page 144)
      Blind Thaddeus O'Gorman was soon sent to limbo, safely secured in the police lock-up at Green Skipperton, whence he was removed next day to the nearest gaol, there to await trial at the next assize.
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Etymology 2

Word of uncertain West Indian (notably Jamaican) origin, probably an alteration of limber as it is a physical agility test.

Noun

limbo (plural limbos)

  1. A dance in which dancers take turns crossing under a horizontal bar or stick. The stick is lowered with each round, and the game is won by the player who passes under the bar in the lowest position.
    • 1993, Alan Tucker, The Berlitz Travellers Guide to the Caribbean (page 149)
      If you're not up for watching limbos, bottle dancing, and fire eating, your best bet might be a leisurely dinner []
Translations

Verb

limbo (third-person singular simple present limbos, present participle limboing, simple past and past participle limboed)

  1. To dance in this way.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Латински in limbō (on the edge).

Proper noun

limbo m or n

  1. Limbo, the place where innocent souls barred from heaven exist.
    Синонимs: limbus, voorgeborchte
Alternative forms

Noun

limbo m (plural limbo's, diminutive limbootje n)

  1. Limbo, in-between place, state or condition of neglect or oblivion which results in an unresolved status, delay or deadlock.
Alternative forms

Etymology 2

Word of uncertain West Indian (possibly Jamaican) origin, recorded since 1956, probably an alteration of limber as it is a physical agility test.

Noun

limbo n (uncountable)

  1. limbo, the low-dancing game below a bar

Etymology 3

From a clipping of Limburger +‎ -o.

Noun

limbo m (plural limbo's, diminutive limbootje n)

  1. (colloquial) A Limburger, a person from Limburg.
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Finnish

Pronunciation

Шаблон:fi-pronunciation

Noun

limbo

  1. limbo (dance with bar that is lowered)

Declension

Inflection of limbo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative limbo limbot
genitive limbon limbojen
partitive limboa limboja
illative limboon limboihin
singular plural
nominative limbo limbot
accusative nom. limbo limbot
gen. limbon
genitive limbon limbojen
partitive limboa limboja
inessive limbossa limboissa
elative limbosta limboista
illative limboon limboihin
adessive limbolla limboilla
ablative limbolta limboilta
allative limbolle limboille
essive limbona limboina
translative limboksi limboiksi
instructive limboin
abessive limbotta limboitta
comitative limboineen
Possessive forms of limbo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person limboni limbomme
2nd person limbosi limbonne
3rd person limbonsa

Latin

Pronunciation

Noun

limbō

  1. dative/ablative singular of limbus

Middle English

Noun

limbo

  1. Alternative form of lymbo

Portuguese

Noun

limbo m (plural limbos)

  1. (Roman Catholicism) limbo (place for innocent souls)
  2. (figuratively) limbo (state of neglect or oblivion)
  3. (botany) blade (the flat part of a leaf or petal)

Spanish

Etymology

From Латински limbus.

Pronunciation

МФА(кључ): /ˈlimbo/, [ˈlĩmbo]

Noun

limbo m (plural limbos)

  1. (Roman Catholic theology) limbo (the place where innocent souls exist)
  2. limbo (an in-between place)
    limbo jurídicolegal limbo
  3. (botany) blade, edge
  4. (астрономија) limb

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