duo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

French duo or Italian duo, from Latin duo (two), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Cognate to two from Proto-Indo-European.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdjuː.əʊ/, /ˈdʒuː.əʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdu.oʊ/, /ˈdju.oʊ/

Noun[edit]

duo (plural duos)

  1. A twosome, especially musicians.
  2. Any cocktail consisting of a spirit and a liqueur.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo n (plural duo's, diminutive duootje n)

  1. twosome

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

du + -o

Noun[edit]

duo (plural duoj, accusative singular duon, accusative plural duojn)

  1. twosome, pair, couple

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo

  1. duo, twosome

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo m (plural duos)

  1. duo (combination of two things)
  2. duet (a musical composition for two performers)

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Interlingua[edit]

Numeral[edit]

duo

  1. two

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo m (invariable)

  1. duo
  2. (music) duet

Latin[edit]

Latin cardinal numbers
 <  I II III  > 
    Cardinal : duo
    Ordinal : secundus
    Adverbial : bis
    Multiplier : duplex
    Distributive : bīnī
Latin Wikipedia article on duo

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Symbol: II

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *duō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Cognates include Ancient Greek δύο (duo), Sanskrit द्व (dvá) and Old English twā (English two).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

duo m pl (feminine duae, neuter duo); irregular

  1. two; 2
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 45
      Dixit duas res ei rubori fuisse.
      He said that two things had abashed him.
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Zacharias.4.12
      et respondi secundo et dixi ad eum quid sunt duae spicae olivarum quae sunt iuxta duo rostra aurea in quibus sunt suffusoria ex auro
      And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
    • 1500, Desiderius Erasmus, Adagia
      Ne Hercules quidem adversus duos.
      "Not even Hercules fights against two."

Usage notes[edit]

See Appendix:Latin cardinal numbers

Inflection[edit]

Irregular. (Note: the word "duo", by definition, has no singular.)

Number Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative duo duae duo
genitive duōrum duārum duōrum
dative duōbus duābus duōbus
accusative duōs / duo duās duo
ablative duōbus duābus duōbus

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

duo

  1. Nonstandard spelling of duō.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of duó.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of duǒ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of duò.

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  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Minangkabau[edit]

Minangkabau cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : duo

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *dua, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *dua, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *dua, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *dua, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *duha, from Proto-Austronesian *duSa.

Numeral[edit]

duo

  1. (cardinal) two

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo m (definite singular duoen, indefinite plural duoer, definite plural duoene)

  1. a duo (a group of two entertainers, or a piece of music for two musical instruments (also known as a duet))

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo m (definite singular duoen, indefinite plural duoar, definite plural duoane)

  1. a duo (as above)

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo c

  1. duo, duet

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West Coast Bajau[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *duha, from Proto-Austronesian *duSa.

Numeral[edit]

duo

  1. (cardinal) two