commando

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Afrikaans kommando, from Portuguese comando (command)[1], from Late Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare, from com- + mandare.

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commando (plural commandos or commandoes)

  1. A small fighting force specially trained for making quick destructive raids against enemy-held areas.
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 89:
      The most important objective was at Batna itself, where a group of three commandos each comprising ten men was to attack Deleplanque's sub-prefecture [...].
  2. A commando trooper
  3. (historical) An organized force of Boer troops in South Africa; a raid by such troops

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  1. ^ commando” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Italian[edit]

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commando m (plural commandi)

  1. commando (troop)

Latin[edit]

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present active commandō, present infinitive commandere, perfect active commandī, supine commansum

  1. I chew

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Portuguese[edit]

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commando m (plural commandos)

  1. obsolete spelling of comando

Verb[edit]

commando

  1. obsolete spelling of comando