EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

PIE word
*dwóh₁

From French duo or Italian duo, from Latin duo (two), from Proto-Italic *duō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Doublet of two, which was inherited via Proto-Germanic.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdjuː.əʊ/, /ˈdʒuː.əʊ/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdu.oʊ/, /ˈdju.oʊ/
  • Rhymes: -uːəʊ
English numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: two
    Ordinal: second, deutero-
    Latinate ordinal: secondary
    Adverbial: two times, twice
    Multiplier: double, twofold
    Distributive: doubly
    Collective: both, pair, dyad, twosome
    Fractional: half
    Number of musicians: duo, duet, duplet

NounEdit

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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DescendantsEdit

  • Finnish: duo

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈduo]
  • Hyphenation: duo

NounEdit

duo n

  1. duet

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Further readingEdit

  • duo in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • duo in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French duo or Italian duo, from Latin duo (two).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. twosome

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From du +‎ -o.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈduo]
  • Rhymes: -uo
  • Hyphenation: du‧o

NounEdit

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

  1. twosome, pair, couple
    Synonyms: duopo, paro
  2. the digit or figure two

See alsoEdit

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

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English duo.

NounEdit

duo

  1. duo, twosome

DeclensionEdit

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

FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian duo. Doublet of deux.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

duo m (plural duos)

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

DescendantsEdit

  • Romanian: duo

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin duo (two).

NumeralEdit

duo

  1. two

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdu.o/
  • Rhymes: -uo
  • Hyphenation: dù‧o

NumeralEdit

duo (invariable)

  1. Obsolete form of due.

NounEdit

duo m (invariable)

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

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: duo
    • Finnish: duo
  • French: duo
    • Romanian: duo
  • Norwegian:
    • Norwegian Bokmål: duo
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: duo
  • Polish: duo
  • Portuguese: duo
  • Swedish: duo

ReferencesEdit

  • Prose della volgar lingua[1], 3.II

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

Latin numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 II
2
3  → 
    Cardinal: duo
    Ordinal: secundus
    Adverbial: bis
    Multiplier: duplex, duplus
    Distributive: bīnī
    Fractional: dīmidius, sēmis

Alternative formsEdit

  • Symbol: II

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

duo (feminine duae, neuter duo); numeral

  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

DeclensionEdit

Numeral.

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).

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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

duo (duo5 / duo0, Zhuyin ˙ㄉㄨㄛ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𦕰.

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

NumeralEdit

duo

  1. two

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian duo.

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

EtymologyEdit

From Italian duo.

NounEdit

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

  1. a duo (as above)

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian duo, from Latin duo, from Proto-Italic *duō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Doublet of dwa (two).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdu.ɔ/
  • Rhymes: -uɔ
  • Syllabification: du‧o

NounEdit

duo n (indeclinable)

  1. (music) duo (group of two musicians)
    Synonym: duet
  2. (music) duo (piece of music written for two musicians)
    Synonym: duet
  3. duo (group of two people or things)
    Synonym: duet

Further readingEdit

  • duo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • duo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian duo.

NounEdit

duo m (plural duos)

  1. duo
    Synonym: dupla

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French duo.

NounEdit

duo n (plural duouri)

  1. duet

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian duo.

NounEdit

duo c

  1. duo, duet

DeclensionEdit

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

West Coast BajauEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NumeralEdit

duo

  1. two

YorubaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of dúró.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dúó

  1. (Ondo) Ondo form of dúró (to wait)