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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Noun[edit]

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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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References[edit]

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

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

commando m ‎(plural commandos)

  1. commando (troop, trooper)

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

commando m ‎(plural commandi)

  1. commando (troop)

Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

commandō ‎(present infinitive commandere, perfect active commandī, supine commansum); third conjugation

  1. I chew

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of commando (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commandō commandis commandit commandimus commanditis commandunt
imperfect commandēbam commandēbās commandēbat commandēbāmus commandēbātis commandēbant
future commandam commandēs commandet commandēmus commandētis commandent
perfect commandī commandistī commandit commandimus commandistis commandērunt, commandēre
pluperfect commanderam commanderās commanderat commanderāmus commanderātis commanderant
future perfect commanderō commanderis commanderit commanderimus commanderitis commanderint
passive present commandor commanderis, commandere commanditur commandimur commandiminī commanduntur
imperfect commandēbar commandēbāris, commandēbāre commandēbātur commandēbāmur commandēbāminī commandēbantur
future commandar commandēris, commandēre commandētur commandēmur commandēminī commandentur
perfect commansus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect commansus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect commansus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commandam commandās commandat commandāmus commandātis commandant
imperfect commanderem commanderēs commanderet commanderēmus commanderētis commanderent
perfect commanderim commanderīs commanderit commanderīmus commanderītis commanderint
pluperfect commandissem commandissēs commandisset commandissēmus commandissētis commandissent
passive present commandar commandāris, commandāre commandātur commandāmur commandāminī commandantur
imperfect commanderer commanderēris, commanderēre commanderētur commanderēmur commanderēminī commanderentur
perfect commansus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect commansus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present commande commandite
future commanditō commanditō commanditōte commanduntō
passive present commandere commandiminī
future commanditor commanditor commanduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives commandere commandisse commansūrus esse commandī commansus esse commansum īrī
participles commandēns commansūrus commansus commandendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
commandere commandendī commandendō commandendum commansum commansū

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

commando m (plural commandos)

  1. obsolete spelling of comando

Verb[edit]

commando

  1. obsolete spelling of comando