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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian duomo, from Latin domus (ecclesiae) (literally house (of the church)), a calque of Ancient Greek οἶκος τῆς ἐκκλησίας (oîkos tês ekklēsías).

NounEdit

duomo (plural duomos or duomi)

  1. A cathedral.
    • Alfred, Lord Tennyson
      Of tower or duomo, sunny sweet.
    • 1914, E. V. Lucas, A Wanderer in Venice
      There was no doubt as to the direction, with the campanile of the duomo as a beacon.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for duomo in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdwɔ.mo/, [ˈd̪wɔːmo]
  • Hyphenation: duò‧mo

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin domus [​ecclēsiae​] (a calque of Ancient Greek οἶκος τῆς ἐκκλησίας (oîkos tês ekklēsías), literally house [of the church]), from Proto-Italic *domos, from Proto-Indo-European *dṓm, derived from the root *dem- (to build).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

duomo m (plural duomi)

  1. the principal church of a city (not having an episcopal throne)
  2. a cathedral

Etymology 2Edit

From French dôme.

NounEdit

duomo m (plural duomi)

  1. (mechanics) steam dome
  2. The upper part of an alembic.