See also: Tandem and tándem

EnglishEdit

 
Ponies driving in tandem
 
Tandem bicycle

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tandem ((of time) at length, at last). In English, applied humorously (by someone who knew Latin) to two horses harnessed "at length" (i.e., in a single line) instead of side-by-side.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtæn.dəm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

tandem (plural tandems)

  1. A carriage pulled by two or more draught animals (generally draught horses) harnessed one behind the other, both providing the pulling power but only the animal in front able to steer. [from late 18th c.]
  2. (transferred sense) A bicycle or tricycle in which two people sit one behind the other, both able to pedal but only the person in front able to steer. [from late 19th c.]
  3. (figuratively) A group of two or more people, machines etc. working together; close collaboration.
  4. (education) A method of language learning based on mutual exchange, where ideally each learner is a native speaker in the language the other person wants to learn.

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tandem (not comparable)

  1. One behind the other.
    to ride tandem on a bicycle-built-for-two
    The horses were harnessed tandem.

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tandem (not comparable)

  1. Together; working as one.
    Their skillful tandem work made the project quick and successful.

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CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From German Tandem, from English tandem,[1] originally from Latin tandem (at last).[2]

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tandem m

  1. tandem

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Machek, Václav (1968) Etymologický slovník jazyka českého, 2nd edition, Prague: Academia
  2. ^ "tandem" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has articles on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tandem.

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tandem m (plural tandems, diminutive tandempje n)

  1. tandem (vehicle, bicycle)
  2. tandem (arrangement)
  3. (biology) A phase in the mating ritual of dragonflies.
  4. A pair, a couple, a duo.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tandem.

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tandem m (plural tandems)

  1. tandem (vehicle, bicycle)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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NounEdit

tandem m (invariable)

  1. tandem (all senses)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ tandem in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From tam (so) +‎ -dem (new interpreted particle from īdem). Compare with its earlier doublet: tamen. Both with original meaning supposedly "so(much)ever".

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AdverbEdit

tandem (not comparable)

  1. at length, at last, finally, eventually

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • tandem in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tandem in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tandem in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

tandem m (plural tandens)

  1. tandem (bicycle with two seats and two sets of pedals)

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French tandem.

NounEdit

tandem n (plural tandemuri)

  1. tandem

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtanden/, [ˈt̪ãn̪.d̪ẽn]

NounEdit

tandem m (plural tandems)

  1. tandem
  2. language exchange