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otto

[ot-oh] /ˈɒt oʊ/
noun
1.
attar (def 1).

Otto

[ot-oh; German awt-oh] /ˈɒt oʊ; German ˈɔt oʊ/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “rich.”.

Otto I

noun
1.
("the Great") a.d. 912–973, king of the Germans 936–973; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 962–973.

Otto II

noun
1.
a.d. 955–983, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 973–983 (son of Otto I).

Otto III

noun
1.
a.d. 980–1002, king of Germany 983–1002; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 996–1002 (son of Otto II).

Otto IV

noun
1.
c1175–1218, king of Germany 1208–15; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1209–15.
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  • otto found her sitting before the house, under an elder-tree.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • otto waited until all the children had gone, and the room was empty.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • His one desire was to learn what had become of otto, the German lad, with whom he left the Settlements a couple of days before.

    The Lost Trail Edward S. Ellis
  • She grew red and redder, just as if otto had detected her in something mischievous.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • She thanked him with a fluttering voice, and resumed her place upon the bench at the far end from otto.

British Dictionary definitions for otto

otto

/ˈɒtəʊ/
noun
1.
another name for attar

Otto

/German ˈɔto/
noun
1.
Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1869–1937, German theologian: his best-known work is The Idea of the Holy (1923)

Otto I

/ˈɒtəʊ/
noun
1.
called the Great. 912–73 ad, king of Germany (936–73); Holy Roman Emperor (962–73)

Otto IV

noun
1.
?1175–1218. German king and Holy Roman Emperor (1198–1215): invaded S Italy (1210) but was later (1214) defeated by France and deposed
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