docto

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

doctō

  1. dative masculine singular of doctus
  2. dative neuter singular of doctus
  3. ablative masculine singular of doctus
  4. ablative neuter singular of doctus

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin doctus, past participle of doceō(I teach, I instruct). Compare the inherited doublet ducho.

Adjective[edit]

docto m ‎(feminine singular docta, masculine plural doctos, feminine plural doctas)

  1. learned, erudite
    • 1605, Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Primera parte, Capítulo I
      Tuvo muchas veces competencia con el cura de su lugar —que era hombre docto, graduado en Cigüenza— sobre cuál había sido mejor caballero: Palmerín de Ingalaterra o Amadís de Gaula.
      Many an argument did he have with the curate of his village (a learned man, and a graduate of Sigüenza) as to which had been the better knight, Palmerin of England or Amadis of Gaul.