disco

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a shortening of discotheque, from French discothèque.

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disco (countable and uncountable, plural discos)

  1. (countable, slightly dated) A short form of discotheque, a place for dancing.
  2. (uncountable) A type of music popular in discotheques.

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disco (third-person singular simple present discos, present participle discoing, simple past and past participle discoed)

  1. (intransitive) To dance disco-style dances.
  2. (intransitive) To go to discotheques.
    • 2009 February 16, Cathy Horyn, “Designers Square Off: Sexy vs. Classy”, New York Times:
      Learning that a discoing sex appeal has returned to the runways is a little like hearing that Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb are reuniting.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin discus, whence also Italian desco (an inherited doublet).

Pronunciation[edit]

disco, /ˈdisko/, /"disko/

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disco m (plural dischi)

  1. disc, disk
  2. (anatomy) disc

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From *didscō, reduplicated form of Proto-Indo-European *deḱ-. Cognates include Ancient Greek διδάσκω (didásko), δεδαώς (dedaós), δαῆναι (daénai), δέχομαι (dekhomai). Also compare doceō.

Verb[edit]

present active discō, present infinitive discere, perfect active didicī, supine discitum

  1. I learn
    Aut disce aut discede.
    Either learn or go away.
  2. (drama) I study, practice
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Noun[edit]

discō

  1. dative singular of discus
  2. ablative singular of discus

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

disco m (plural discos)

  1. disc (a thin, flat, circular plate)
  2. (uncountable) disco (type of music)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Short for discoteca.

Noun[edit]

disco f (plural discos)

  1. club, discotheque

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin discus, from Ancient Greek δίσκος (diskos).

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disco m (plural discos)

  1. disc
  2. phonograph record or disc
  3. rotary dial
  4. (sports) discus

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disco

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of discar.

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disco n

  1. a disco, a discotheque
  2. disco; a type of music

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