devo

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From dev(astated) +‎ -o.

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Adjective[edit]

devo (comparative more devo, superlative most devo)

  1. (Australia, slang) Devastated.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of devolution.

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Noun[edit]

devo

  1. (chiefly UK, politics, informal) Clipping of devolution (transfer of some powers and the delegation of some functions from a central government to local government).
    • 2015 January 23, Susanna Rustin, “The new city centres: the alternative establishment that wants to wrest power from the capital”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Sheffield’s devo deal, signed in December, focuses on skill and jobs but also includes new powers for the authority over housing and support for business. There is no mayor, but new ‘Oyster-style’ travelcards are promised. [image caption]
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Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of devotion or devotional.

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Noun[edit]

devo (plural devos)

  1. (Christianity, informal) A devotion; a devotional; a piece of religious text used for devotion, or the time spent on reading and reflecting on such text.
    • 2007, Emmett Cooper, The One Year Make It Stick Devotions, Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, page 13:
      The 246 daily devos help you dive deep for treasure to keep. Every devo starts with a fun saying that will help you learn and remember the meaning of one small slice of the Bible.
    • 2016, Mick Schultz, Ministry Training Academies: Equipping Kids for Ministry[2], Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, →ISBN:
      I used to hate doing devos, but now I just have to do devos. When I don't, it just feels like something's wrong.
    • 2022, Drew Hill, Alongside Jesus: Devotions for Teenagers[3], Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, →ISBN:
      Consider this: If a friend asked you to do a devo with them for a month, how would you feel? [] Call your devo-partner (or better yet, take a WEEKEND WALK together) and spend some time reflecting on the past week.

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Noun[edit]

devo (accusative singular devon, plural devoj, accusative plural devojn)

  1. duty
    voko de devo
    call of duty

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

devo

  1. (reintegrationist norm) first-person singular present indicative of dever

Italian[edit]

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Verb[edit]

devo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dovere

References[edit]

  1. ^ devo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  2. ^ dovere in Bruno Migliorini et al., Dizionario d'ortografia e di pronunzia, Rai Eri, 2007

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Noun[edit]

devo m

  1. nominative singular of deva

Portuguese[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: de‧vo

Verb[edit]

devo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dever

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

devo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dever