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. Two people who work or collaborate together as partners; especially, those who perform music together.
  2. Any cocktail consisting of a spirit and a liqueur.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdy(ʋ)oː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: duo

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

  1. twosome, pair, couple

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Playing cards in Esperanto · ludkartoj (layout · text)
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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

duo

  1. duo, twosome

Declension[edit]

Inflection of duo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative duo duot
genitive duon duojen
partitive duoa duoja
illative duoon duoihin
singular plural
nominative duo duot
accusative nom. duo duot
gen. duon
genitive duon duojen
partitive duoa duoja
inessive duossa duoissa
elative duosta duoista
illative duoon duoihin
adessive duolla duoilla
ablative duolta duoilta
allative duolle duoille
essive duona duoina
translative duoksi duoiksi
instructive duoin
abessive duotta duoitta
comitative duoineen

French[edit]

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin duo ‎(two), from Proto-Italic *duō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈduo/, [ˈd̪uo̯]
  • Hyphenation: dùo

Numeral[edit]

duo

  1. Archaic form of due.

Adjective[edit]

duo m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. Archaic form of due.

Noun[edit]

duo m ‎(invariable)

  1. Archaic form of due.
  2. duo
  3. (music) duet

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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 ‎(dúo), Sanskrit द्व ‎(dvá) and Old English twā (English two).

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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."

Inflection[edit]

Irregular, 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
vocative duo duae duo

Note: The genitive masculine and neuter can also be found in the contracted form duum (also spelt duûm).

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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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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
    Ordinal : kaduo

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)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian duo.

Noun[edit]

duo m (plural duos)

  1. duo

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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