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Duo

DUO

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Noun.
[L.,two.] A song in two parts.

Definition 2022


Duo

Duo

See also: Appendix:Variations of "duo"

English

Proper noun

Duo

  1. An unincorporated community in West Virginia

German

Noun

Duo n (genitive Duos, plural Duos)

  1. duo, pair
  2. duet

Declension

duo

duo

See also: Appendix:Variations of "duo"

English

Noun

duo (plural duos)

  1. Two people who work or collaborate together as partners; especially, those who perform music together.
  2. Any pair of two people.
  3. Any cocktail consisting of a spirit and a liqueur.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdy(ʋ)oː/
  • Hyphenation: duo

Etymology

French duo or Italian duo, from Latin duo (two), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Noun

duo n (plural duo's, diminutive duootje n)

  1. twosome

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Esperanto

Etymology

du + -o

Noun

duo (accusative singular duon, plural duoj, accusative plural duojn)

  1. twosome, pair, couple

See also

Playing cards in Esperanto · ludkartoj (layout · text)
aso duo trio kvaro kvino seso sepo
oko naŭo deko fanto, bubo damo reĝo ĵokero

Finnish

Noun

duo

  1. duo, twosome

Declension

Inflection of duo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative duo duot
genitive duon duojen
partitive duoa duoja
illative duoon duoihin
singular plural
nominative duo duot
accusative nom. duo duot
gen. duon
genitive duon duojen
partitive duoa duoja
inessive duossa duoissa
elative duosta duoista
illative duoon duoihin
adessive duolla duoilla
ablative duolta duoilta
allative duolle duoille
essive duona duoina
translative duoksi duoiksi
instructive duoin
abessive duotta duoitta
comitative duoineen

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dy.o/

Noun

duo m (plural duos)

  1. duo (combination of two things)
  2. duet (a musical composition for two performers)

Anagrams


Interlingua

Numeral

duo

  1. two

Italian

Etymology

From Latin duo (two), from Proto-Italic *duō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdu.o/, [ˈd̪uːo]
  • Hyphenation: dùo

Numeral

duo

  1. Obsolete form of due.

Adjective

duo m, f (invariable)

  1. Obsolete form of due.

Noun

duo m (invariable)

  1. Obsolete form of due.
  2. duo
  3. (music) duet

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Latin

Latin cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : duo
    Ordinal : secundus
    Adverbial : bis
    Multiplier : duplex
    Distributive : bīnī
Latin Wikipedia article on duo

Alternative forms

  • Symbol: II

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *duō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Cognates include Ancient Greek δύο (dúo), Sanskrit द्व (dvá) and Old English twā (English two).

Pronunciation

Numeral

duo m pl (feminine duae, neuter duo); irregular

  1. two; 2
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 45
      Dixit duas res ei rubori fuisse.
      He said that two things had abashed him.
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Zacharias.4.12
      et respondi secundo et dixi ad eum quid sunt duae spicae olivarum quae sunt iuxta duo rostra aurea in quibus sunt suffusoria ex auro
      And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
    • 1500, Desiderius Erasmus, Adagia
      Ne Hercules quidem adversus duos.
      "Not even Hercules fights against two."

Inflection

Irregular, no singular.

Number Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative duo duae duo
genitive duōrum duārum duōrum
dative duōbus duābus duōbus
accusative duōs, duo duās duo
ablative duōbus duābus duōbus
vocative duo duae duo

Note: The genitive masculine and neuter can also be found in the contracted form duum (also spelt duûm).

Usage notes

  • See Appendix:Latin cardinal numbers.

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Descendants

See also

  • Appendix:Latin cardinal numbers

References


Mandarin

Romanization

duo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of duō.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of duó.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of duǒ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of duò.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Minangkabau

Minangkabau cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : duo
    Ordinal : kaduo

Etymology

From Proto-Malayic *dua, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *dua, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *dua, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *dua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *duha, from Proto-Austronesian *duSa.

Numeral

duo

  1. (cardinal) two

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

duo m (definite singular duoen, indefinite plural duoer, definite plural duoene)

  1. a duo (a group of two entertainers, or a piece of music for two musical instruments (also known as a duet))

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

duo m (definite singular duoen, indefinite plural duoar, definite plural duoane)

  1. a duo (as above)

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from Italian duo.

Noun

duo m (plural duos)

  1. duo

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Swedish

Noun

duo c

  1. duo, duet

Declension


West Coast Bajau

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *duha, from Proto-Austronesian *duSa.

Numeral

duo

  1. (cardinal) two