capo

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See also: capó, ĉapo, capô, and capo-

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Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of capotasto, from Italian.

Noun[edit]

capo (plural capos)

  1. A movable bar placed across the fingerboard of a guitar used to raise the pitch of all strings.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Italian capo(head).

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capo (plural capos or capi)

  1. A leader in the Mafia; a caporegime.
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capo

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of capar

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput.

Noun[edit]

capo m

  1. head
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 40:
      Nun o’ pioün veîsto el pioûn biel capo biondo.
      I haven’t seen a more beautiful blonde head.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *capum, from Latin caput, from Proto-Italic *kaput, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *kaput-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkapo/, [ˈkaː.po]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cà‧po

Noun[edit]

capo m (plural capi)

  1. head
  2. boss, chief, leader, master
  3. end (of a rope etc)
  4. cape (especially when capitalised in placenames)
  5. ply
  6. buddy
  7. (heraldry) chief

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *kop-(to strike, to beat).

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cāpō m (genitive cāpōnis); third declension

  1. A capon

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cāpō cāpōnēs
genitive cāpōnis cāpōnum
dative cāpōnī cāpōnibus
accusative cāpōnem cāpōnēs
ablative cāpōne cāpōnibus
vocative cāpō cāpōnēs

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Portuguese[edit]

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capo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of capar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Italian capo(head). Related to cabo.

Noun[edit]

capo m (plural capos)

  1. gangster

Etymology 2[edit]

See capar

Verb[edit]

capo

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