spado

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin spadō, from Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

spado (plural spadoes or spadones)

  1. (now rare) Someone who has been castrated; a eunuch or castrato.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.9:
      an impotency, or total privation thereof, prolongeth life; and they live longest in every kind that exercise it not at all. And this is true, not only in eunuchs by nature, but spadoes by art []

Anagrams[edit]


Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English spade.

Noun[edit]

spado (plural spadi)

  1. spade

Derived terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σπάδων (spádōn).

Noun[edit]

spadō m (genitive spadōnis); third declension

  1. eunuch
  2. an impotent person

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative spadō spadōnēs
genitive spadōnis spadōnum
dative spadōnī spadōnibus
accusative spadōnem spadōnēs
ablative spadōne spadōnibus
vocative spadō spadōnēs

References[edit]

  • spado in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • spado in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “spado”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • spado” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)