sosia

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See also: sósia and sòsia

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Amphitruo, a comedy by the Roman playwright Plautus (c. 254 – 184 BC), in which doubling is the major theme: both the title character and his slave, Sosia, are doubled by the gods Jupiter and Mercury, in order to enable Jupiter to make love to Amphitruo's wife.

Noun[edit]

sosia m, f (invariable)

  1. double, clone, dead ringer

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