domino

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English[edit]

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Two domino blocks

Etymology[edit]

1801, borrowed from French domino (1771), originally the term for a hooded garment, itself from Medieval Latin domino, oblique case of dominus (lord, master); compare Medieval Latin dominicale (a kind of veil).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

domino (plural dominos or dominoes)

  1. (dominoes) A tile divided into two squares, each having 0 to 6 (or sometimes more) dots or pips (as in dice), used in the game of dominoes. [from c. 1800]
  2. (politics) A country that is expected to react to events in a neighboring country, according to the domino effect.
  3. A masquerade costume consisting of a hooded robe and a mask covering the upper part of the face.
    Synonym: domino costume
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 485:
      all the women were desirous of having the bundle immediately opened; which operation was at length performed by little Betsy, with the consent of Mr Jones: and the contents were found to be a domino, a mask, and a masquerade ticket.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 21345056, page 175:
      The chair being announced, she fastened on her mask, and drew her domino round her, it not being her intention to display her splendid and fantastic costume till supper, when all the guests were expected to unmask.
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1007:
      Then he hunted for the black carnival domino, supposing that it was the appropriate thing for a penitent to wear.
  4. The mask itself.
    Synonyms: domino mask, half mask, eyemask
    • 1872, James De Mille, The Cryptogram[1], HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      He wore a domino, but beneath it could be seen his whiskers, cut after the English fashion, and long and pendent.
  5. The person wearing the costume.
  6. (geometry) A polyomino made up of two squares.
    Synonym: 2-omino
  7. (music, colloquial) A mistake in performing.
    • 1932, The Musical Times and Singing-class Circular (page 263)
      Any player is liable to make a 'domino' — that is to say, he goes wool-gathering and continues to play when everyone else has stopped. If he does so at a grown-up concert the fault is irredeemable []

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

n squares name
1 squares monomino
2 squares domino
3 squares tromino or triomino
4 squares tetromino
5 squares pentomino
6 squares hexomino
7 squares heptomino
8 squares octomino
9 squares nonomino or enneomino
10 squares decomino
11 squares undecomino
12 squares dodecomino
n squares n-omino
unspecified number
squares
polyomino

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino (third-person singular simple present dominoes, present participle dominoing, simple past and past participle dominoed)

  1. (intransitive) To collapse in the manner of dominoes.
    • 2010, Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey →ISBN, page 107:
      A dismasting often means the dominoing of one mast into the other, down through the decks, cannoning the cargo through the hull below, and sinking the ship very quickly.
  2. (transitive) To cause to collapse in the manner of dominoes.

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Further reading[edit]

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of dominar

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

domino n

  1. dominoes

Further reading[edit]

  • domino in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • domino in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French domino.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdomino/, [ˈdo̞mino̞]
  • Rhymes: -omino
  • Syllabification(key): do‧mi‧no

Noun[edit]

domino

  1. (dominoes) dominoes
  2. (dominoes) a domino (tile)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of domino (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative domino dominot
genitive dominon dominojen
dominoiden
dominoitten
partitive dominoa dominoja
dominoita
illative dominoon dominoihin
singular plural
nominative domino dominot
accusative nom. domino dominot
gen. dominon
genitive dominon dominojen
dominoiden
dominoitten
partitive dominoa dominoja
dominoita
inessive dominossa dominoissa
elative dominosta dominoista
illative dominoon dominoihin
adessive dominolla dominoilla
ablative dominolta dominoilta
allative dominolle dominoille
essive dominona dominoina
translative dominoksi dominoiksi
instructive dominoin
abessive dominotta dominoitta
comitative dominoineen
Possessive forms of domino (type palvelu)
possessor singular plural
1st person dominoni dominomme
2nd person dominosi dominonne
3rd person dominonsa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin domino, from Latin dominus (lord, master), perhaps from a prayer formula such as "benedicamus domino". The development of the modern meaning is unclear, perhaps from the black color of the early domino tiles.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

domino m (plural dominos)

  1. black hooded cloak worn by priests in winter [1401]
  2. hooded garment worn at balls [1665]
    1941 "Suzanne ramena sur sa tête le capuchon du domino, fit un pas et déclama soudain [...]" (Georges Duhamel, Suzanne et les jeunes hommes, p. 144)
  3. a paper marked with figures used to play board games [1514]
  4. dominoes [1771]
  5. (in the plural) a domino set
  6. (in the singular) a domino tile

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: domino
  • Italian: domino
  • Norwegian Bokmål: domino
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: domino
  • Polish: domino
  • Portuguese: dominó
  • Romanian: domino

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dominus. Doublet of don.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔ.mi.no/
  • Rhymes: -ɔmino
  • Hyphenation: dò‧mi‧no

Noun[edit]

domino m (plural domini, feminine domina)

  1. (archaic) lord, master

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French domino, from Medieval Latin dominō, dative of Latin dominus (lord, master); possibly from the liturgical phrase benedīcāmus Dominō (literally let us bless the Lord).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔ.mi.no/
  • Rhymes: -ɔmino
  • Hyphenation: dò‧mi‧no

Noun[edit]

domino m (invariable)

  1. long robe shaped as a cloak with a hood, worn at masked balls
  2. (by extension) person wearing such a robe

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from French domino, originally the same as Etymology 2; see above.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔ.mi.no/
  • Rhymes: -ɔmino
  • Hyphenation: dò‧mi‧no

Noun[edit]

domino m (uncountable)

  1. dominoes (board game)

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. inflection of domare:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Etymology 5[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɔ.mi.no/
  • Rhymes: -ɔmino
  • Hyphenation: dò‧mi‧no

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dominare

References[edit]

  1. ^ domino2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana.
  2. ^ domino3 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana.
  3. ^ domo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

domino

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ドミノ

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See dominor.

Verb[edit]

dominō (present infinitive domināre, perfect active domināvī, supine dominātum); first conjugation

  1. (rare) I rule, control; I win, overcome; synonym of dominor
    Synonyms: devinco, supero, conquesto, subigo, vinco, profligo, caedo, pello, domo

Usage notes[edit]

This is a regularised active form of the deponent verb dominor, which is much more common. The consequence of this situation is that dominor can occasionally mean "I am ruled" as well as the more usual sense "I rule".

Conjugation[edit]

   Conjugation of dominō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dominō dominās dominat domināmus dominātis dominant
imperfect dominābam dominābās dominābat dominābāmus dominābātis dominābant
future dominābō dominābis dominābit dominābimus dominābitis dominābunt
perfect domināvī domināvistī domināvit domināvimus domināvistis domināvērunt,
domināvēre
pluperfect domināveram domināverās domināverat domināverāmus domināverātis domināverant
future perfect domināverō domināveris domināverit domināverimus domināveritis domināverint
passive present dominor domināris,
domināre
dominātur domināmur domināminī dominantur
imperfect dominābar dominābāris,
dominābāre
dominābātur dominābāmur dominābāminī dominābantur
future dominābor domināberis,
dominābere
dominābitur dominābimur dominābiminī dominābuntur
perfect dominātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dominātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dominātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dominem dominēs dominet dominēmus dominētis dominent
imperfect dominārem dominārēs domināret dominārēmus dominārētis dominārent
perfect domināverim domināverīs domināverit domināverīmus domināverītis domināverint
pluperfect domināvissem domināvissēs domināvisset domināvissēmus domināvissētis domināvissent
passive present dominer dominēris,
dominēre
dominētur dominēmur dominēminī dominentur
imperfect dominārer dominārēris,
dominārēre
dominārētur dominārēmur dominārēminī dominārentur
perfect dominātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dominātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dominā domināte
future dominātō dominātō dominātōte dominantō
passive present domināre domināminī
future dominātor dominātor dominantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives domināre domināvisse dominātūrum esse dominārī dominātum esse dominātum īrī
participles domināns dominātūrus dominātus dominandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
dominandī dominandō dominandum dominandō dominātum dominātū

Descendants[edit]

See dominor.

Noun[edit]

dominō

  1. dative/ablative singular of dominus

References[edit]

  • domino in Enrico Olivetti, editor (2003-2022) Dizionario Latino, Olivetti Media Communication
  • domino”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • domino in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French domino, from Latin dominus.

Noun[edit]

domino m (definite singular dominoen, indefinite plural dominoer, definite plural dominoene)

  1. dominoes (game)
  2. a domino (cloak)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French domino, from Latin dominus.

Noun[edit]

domino m (definite singular dominoen, indefinite plural dominoar, definite plural dominoane)

  1. dominoes (game)
  2. a domino (cloak)

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Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French domino, from Medieval Latin dominō, from Latin dominus (lord, master).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɔˈmi.nɔ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -inɔ
  • Syllabification: do‧mi‧no

Noun[edit]

domino n

  1. (dominoes) dominoes

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

domino n

  1. domino costume (masquerade costume)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • domino in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • domino in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dominar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French domino.

Noun[edit]

domino n (plural dominouri)

  1. domino

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

domino

  1. first-person singular present indicative of dominar

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

domino n (uncountable)

  1. dominoes; a type of game

Declension[edit]

Declension of domino 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative domino dominot
Genitive dominos dominots

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish dominó (domino).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: do‧mi‧no
  • IPA(key): /ˌdomiˈno/, [ˌdo.mɪˈno]

Noun[edit]

dóminó

  1. dominoes (game)
  2. domino tile
  3. a kind of cloak with wide sleeves, hood, and mask (worn at masquerades)
  4. a small, black mask for the eyes

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