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EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

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

Cognate to two from Proto-Indo-European.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdjuː.əʊ/, /ˈdʒuː.əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdu.oʊ/, /ˈdju.oʊ/

NounEdit

duo (plural duos)

  1. A twosome, especially musicians.
  2. Any cocktail consisting of a spirit and a liqueur.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. twosome

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

du + -o

NounEdit

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

  1. twosome, pair, couple

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

duo

  1. duo, twosome

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FrenchEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

duo m (plural duos)

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

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InterlinguaEdit

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duo

  1. two

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

duo m (invariable)

  1. duo
  2. (music) duet

LatinEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

  • Symbol: II

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

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."

Usage notesEdit

See Appendix:Latin cardinal numbers

InflectionEdit

Irregular. (Note: the word "duo", by definition, has 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

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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

duo

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

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.

MinangkabauEdit

Minangkabau cardinal numbers
1 2 3
    Cardinal : duo
    Ordinal : kaduo

EtymologyEdit

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.

NumeralEdit

duo

  1. (cardinal) two

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

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 NynorskEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. a duo (as above)

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

duo c

  1. duo, duet

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West Coast BajauEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NumeralEdit

duo

  1. (cardinal) two