dulce

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of earlier douce, from Middle English douce, from Old French douz, douce. Doublet of doux.

Adjective[edit]

dulce (comparative more dulce, superlative most dulce)

  1. (obsolete) sweet

Noun[edit]

dulce (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) sweetness

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English doucen, from the adjective (see above).

Verb[edit]

dulce (third-person singular simple present dulces, present participle dulcing, simple past and past participle dulced)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make sweet; to soothe.

Etymology 3[edit]

Alteration of dulse.

Noun[edit]

dulce (countable and uncountable, plural dulces)

  1. Alternative form of dulse
  2. seaweed; kelp

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dulce in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dulcis, dulcem, from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥kú-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dulce (epicene, plural dulces)

  1. sweet

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the neuter accusative case form of dulcis.

Adverb[edit]

dulce (not comparable)

  1. Synonym of dulciter: sweetly, agreeably, delightfully
    • ~70 BCE, Gaius Valerius Catullus, Codex Vaticanus Ottobonianus Latinus 1829 Carmina 51:
      Ille mi par esse deo videtur, / ille, si fas est, superare divos, / qui sedens adversus identidem te / spectat et audit // dulce ridentem, misero quod omnes / eripit sensus mihi: nam simul te, / Lesbia, aspexi, nihil est super mi / <vocis in ore;> // lingua sed torpet, tenuis sub artus / flamma demanat, sonitu suopte / tintinant aures, gemina teguntur / lumina nocte.
      He seems to me to be equal to a god, / he, if it is permissible, / seems to surpass the gods, / who sitting opposite again and again / watches and hears you // sweetly laughing, which rips out all senses / from miserable me: for at the same moment I look upon you, / Lesbia, nothing is left for me / <of my voice in my mouth;> // But my tongue grows / thick, a thin flame / runs down beneath my limbs, with their own sound / my ears ring, my lights (eyes) / are covered by twin night.
    • c. 125 CE – 180 CE, Apuleius, Metamorphoses 5.1:
      tanta mentis perturbatione sedata, dulce conquievit.
      with so great a disturbance of mind having been calmed, she rested pleasantly.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

dulce

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of dulcis

References[edit]

  • dulce in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dulce in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dulce in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dulcis, dulcem, from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥kú-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dulce m or f or n (plural dulci)

  1. sweet

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dulcis, dulcem, from Proto-Indo-European *dl̥kú-. Also found in Old Spanish with the forms duz, duce (compare Portuguese doce)[1]. Cognate with English dulcet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /ˈdulθe/, [ˈd̪ul̟.θe]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /ˈdulse/, [ˈd̪ul.se]

Adjective[edit]

dulce (plural dulces) (superlative dulcísimo)

  1. sweet (having a pleasant taste, especially induced by sugar)
    • 2004, Akira Yamaoka, Tender Sugar (translated from English)
      Me salva la dulce azúcar, es la habitación que me confina
    Antonym: salado
  2. (of water) fresh (without salt)
    Antonym: salada
  3. sweet (having a pleasant disposition)

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Noun[edit]

dulce m (plural dulces)

  1. candy, sweet
    Synonyms: caramelo, chuche (Spain)
  2. sweet food, dessert
  3. thick jelly or fudge
    Synonyms: ate, manjar

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  • O'odham: lu꞉lsi

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