lido

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

After Lido (Lido di Venezia), an island with a long beach in Venice, Italy, site of Europe’s first modern beach resort (1857), from Italian lido (beach, shore), from Latin litus (shore) (from whence also English littoral (of the shore)).

The name is aspirational, evoking glamorous Venice – compare the Venetian Pool, another outdoor pool named for Venice.

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The first pronunciation is more common, but the second more closely imitates the Italian.

Noun[edit]

lido (plural lidos)

Tinside Pool in Plymouth
  1. (UK) A part of the sea by a beach sectioned off for swimming and other aquatic activities.
  2. (UK) An outdoor swimming pool.

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

lido

  1. past participle of ler

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin litus (shore).

Noun[edit]

lido m (plural lidi)

  1. shore

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Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lido

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of lidot
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of lidot
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of lidot
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of lidot
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of lidot
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of lidot

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lido m (feminine lida plural lidos feminine plural lidas; comparable)

  1. well-read

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