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spado

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin spadō, from Ancient Greek.

NounEdit

spado (plural spadoes or spadones)

  1. (now rare) Someone who has been castrated; a eunuch or castrato.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.9:
      an impotency, or total privation thereof, prolongeth life; and they live longest in every kind that exercise it not at all. And this is true, not only in eunuchs by nature, but spadoes by art [...].

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English spade.

NounEdit

spado (plural spadi)

  1. spade

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

NounEdit

spadō m (genitive spadōnis); third declension

  1. eunuch
  2. an impotent person

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative spadō spadōnēs
genitive spadōnis spadōnum
dative spadōnī spadōnibus
accusative spadōnem spadōnēs
ablative spadōne spadōnibus
vocative spadō spadōnēs