dado

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English[edit]

An architectural dado in the Taj Mahal.
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Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1664. From Italian dado.

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Noun[edit]

dado (plural dados or dadoes)

  1. (architecture) The section of a pedestal above the base.
  2. (architecture) The lower portion of an interior wall decorated differently from the upper portion.
  3. (carpentry) The rectangular channel in a board cut across the grain.

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Verb[edit]

dado (third-person singular simple present dadoes, present participle dadoing, simple past and past participle dadoed)

  1. (transitive) To furnish with a dado.
  2. (transitive) To cut a dado.

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

dado

  1. past participle of dar

Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

dadô

  1. a young fish

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from Latin datum, thrown, or from Arabic اعداد (’aʕdād), numbers.

Noun[edit]

dado m (plural dadi)

  1. (gaming) A die or dice.
  2. A stock cube.
  3. nut (intended to be screwed onto a bolt)

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Ladino[edit]

Noun[edit]

dado m (Latin spelling, plural dados)

  1. (gaming) die

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اعداد (’aʕdād, numbers).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dado m

  1. die
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 294 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſ[ant]a mari[a] por q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtava a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      How a woman who was playing dice in Apulia threw a stone at the statue of Holy Mary because she had lost, and an angel of stone which was there reached out its hand and received the blow.

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Portuguese[edit]

dado

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese dado, from Classical Arabic اعداد (’aʕdād, numbers).

Noun[edit]

dado m (plural dados)

  1. (gaming) A die.

Etymology 2[edit]

see dar.

Verb[edit]

dado

  1. past participle of dar, to give

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic اعداد (’aʕdād), numbers.

Noun[edit]

dado m (plural dados)

  1. (gaming) A die or dice.

Etymology 2[edit]

see dar.

Verb[edit]

dado m (feminine dada, masculine plural dados, feminine plural dadas)

  1. Past participle of dar.
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