dodo

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See also: Dodo, dodó, dodô, dödö, and do do

English[edit]

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A dodo

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese doudo, obsolete form of doido (fool, simpleton, silly, stupid). First attested in the 17th century.

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Noun[edit]

dodo (plural dodoes or dodos)

  1. A large, flightless bird, †Raphus cucullatus, related to the pigeon, that is now extinct (since the 1600s) and was native to Mauritius.
  2. (figuratively) A person or organisation which is very old or has very old-fashioned views or is not willing to change and adapt.
    As dead as a dodo.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

dodo (plural dodos)

  1. (Nigeria) Fried plantain.
    • 2015, Kemi Quinn, African Dishes Made Easy:
      Dodo is everybody's favorite! It is a superb snack, a side dish, a breakfast food or a dessert all rolled into one. The best dodo is made from soft (almost over ripe) plantain which is cut in 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices and fried to a crispy golden brown.
    • 2015, Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen: A Novel:
      Mother had banned it a year or so earlier after Obembe and I stole pieces from Mother's cooler, and lied that we'd seen rats eating the dodos.
    • 2018, Remmi Smith, The Healthy Teen Cookbook: Around the World In 80 Fantastic Recipes:
      One popular Nigerian dish is fried plantain, which is called “dodo.”

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English dodo, borrowed from Portuguese doudo, obsolete form of doido (fool, simpleton, silly, stupid).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: do‧do

Verb[edit]

dodo

  1. a dodo (Raphus cucullatus)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdoːdoː/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

dodo m (plural dodo's, diminutive dodootje n)

  1. dodo, †Raphus cucullatus.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French dodo.

Noun[edit]

dodo m (uncountable)

  1. (Belgium, childish) Sleep, nighty night.
    Wil je dodo doen?Do you want to go to sleep?
    Synonym: dokes

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Esperanto[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dodo (accusative singular dodon, plural dodoj, accusative plural dodojn)

  1. dodo

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdodo/, [ˈdo̞do̞]

Noun[edit]

dodo

  1. dodo (exitinct bird of the family Columbidae)
  2. dodo, †Raphus cucullatus (type species of the family)
  3. solitaire (two extinct birds of the family Columbidae, more specifically Réunion soilitaire, Raphus solitarius and Rodriques solitaire, Pezophaps solitaria)

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Declension[edit]

Inflection of dodo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative dodo dodot
genitive dodon dodojen
partitive dodoa dodoja
illative dodoon dodoihin
singular plural
nominative dodo dodot
accusative nom. dodo dodot
gen. dodon
genitive dodon dodojen
partitive dodoa dodoja
inessive dodossa dodoissa
elative dodosta dodoista
illative dodoon dodoihin
adessive dodolla dodoilla
ablative dodolta dodoilta
allative dodolle dodoille
essive dodona dodoina
translative dodoksi dodoiksi
instructive dodoin
abessive dodotta dodoitta
comitative dodoineen

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Childish reduplication of dormir

Noun[edit]

dodo m (plural dodos)

  1. (childish) Sleep, kip.
    Tu veux faire dodo?Do you want to go to sleep?

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese doudo.

Noun[edit]

dodo m (plural dodos)

  1. A dodo bird

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dodo m (plural dodi)

  1. dodo

Maquiritari[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish loro.

Noun[edit]

dodo

  1. a type of parrot

References[edit]

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French dodo.

Noun[edit]

dodo

  1. dodo bird

Etymology 2[edit]

From French dodo

Verb[edit]

dodo

  1. to sleep (childish)

Reference[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Seychellois Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French dodo

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dodo

  1. to sleep

Reference[edit]

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dodo m (plural dodos)

  1. dodo

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Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

dodo (ma class, plural madodo)

  1. breast (organ)

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