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Duo

English

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Etymology

From French duo or Italian duo, from Latin duo ("two"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh?.

Cognate to two from Proto-Indo-European.

Pronunciation

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.
  4. A song in two parts; a duet.
    • 2009, Dean, Roger T., The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music:
      I noticed early on, in playing a duo with a violinist, that when a very cheesy synthesized violin sound plays in counterpoint with a real violin, it can quite convincingly seem as if two violins are playing.

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Czech

Noun

duo n

  1. duet

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Dutch

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Wikipedia nl

Etymology

From French duo or Italian duo, from Latin duo ("two"), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh?.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'dy(?)o:/
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  • Hyphenation: duo

Noun

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

  1. twosome

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Esperanto

Etymology

From du +‎ -o.

Noun

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

  1. twosome, pair, couple

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Playing cards in Esperanto · ludkartoj (layout · text)
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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
Possessive forms of duo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person duoni duomme
2nd person duosi duonne
3rd person duonsa

French

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Etymology

Borrowed from Italian duo. Doublet of deux.

Pronunciation

Noun

duo m (plural duos)

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

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Interlingua

Numeral

duo

  1. two

Italian

Etymology

From Latin duo ("two"), from Proto-Italic *du?, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh?.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'du.o/, ['d?u:o]
  • Hyphenation: dù?o

Numeral

duo

  1. Obsolete form of due.

Adjective

duo m or 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 numbers ()
20
  II
2
3  -> 
    Cardinal: duo
    Ordinal: secundus
    Adverbial: bis
    Multiplier: duplex, duplus
    Distributive: b?n?
    Fractional: d?midius, s?mis

Alternative forms

  • Symbol: II

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *du?, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh?. Cognates include Ancient Greek (dúo), Sanskrit (dvá) and Old English tw? (English two).

Pronunciation

Numeral

duo (feminine duae, neuter duo); numeral, plural only

  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."

Usage notes

Declension

Numeral, plural only.

Number Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative duo duae duo
Genitive du?rum du?rum du?rum
Dative du?bus du?bus du?bus
Accusative du?s
duo
du?s duo
Ablative du?bus du?bus du?bus
Vocative duo duae duo

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Descendants

  • Eastern:
    • Aromanian: doi, dao
    • Istro-Romanian: doi
    • Romanian: doi m, dou? f
  • Franco-Provençal: doux
  • Gallo-Italian:
    • Piedmontese: doi
    • Venetian: do m, due f
  • Iberian:
  • East Iberian:
  • Italo-Dalmatian:
  • Oïl:
  • Rhaetian:
  • Southern:
  • Constructed:
    • Esperanto: du
    • Ido: du
    • Interlingua: dua
    • Novial: du

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Mandarin

Romanization

duo (Zhuyin ?)

  1. Pinyin transcription of ?

duo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of du?.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of duó.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of du?.
  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
 <  1 2 3  > 
    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. 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

Borrowed from Italian duo.

Noun

duo m (plural duos)

  1. duo

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Swedish

Noun

duo c

  1. duo, duet

Declension

Declension of duo 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative duo duon duor duorna
Genitive duos duons duors duornas

West Coast Bajau

Etymology

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

Numeral

duo

  1. two

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