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dido Explained

dido at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dido at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"prank, caper," 1807, Amer.Eng. slang, perhaps from the queen in the "Aeneid." Usually in phrase to cut didoes. ///

Dido at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

in ancient Roman stories, the queen of Carthage who loved Aeneas, and who killed herself when he left her// Aeneid, the//

dido at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

European, frenchman

Dido at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In Greek legend, the founder of Carthage. She fled to N. Africa after the murder of her husband and bought land from a local chieftain, Iarbas. She killed herself rather than marry him. Virgil altered the story in his Aeneid, in which Dido welcomes Aeneas to Carthage during his travels, becomes his lover, and kills herself when he abandons her.

dido at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "dido":
antic, bauble, bibelot, caper, curio, frolic, gewgaw, gimcrack,
lark, monkeyshine, shenanigan, shines, tomfoolery, toy, trick,
trifle, trinket, whatnot

Dido at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dido \Di"do\, n.; pl. {Didos}.
A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.

{To cut a dido}, to play a trick; to cut a caper; -- perhaps
so called from the trick of Dido, who having bought so
much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut it
into thin strips long enough to inclose a spot for a

Dido at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : (Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and
queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she
was abandoned by Aeneas

dido at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Dido|ɗiɗo


Etymology 1

Origin unknown. The "trick" sense might come from the trick of Dido, queen of Carthage, who, having bought as much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut it into thin strips long enough to enclose a spot for a citadel.


Inter: en-noun » didoes
  • Inter: context » slang|regional A fuss, a row.
    1. 1974, Inter: w » GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 30:
    2. :I remember Raymond telling me years later how when he lived at home, if his mother heard he had been seen as much as talking to a girl, she would kick up a dido.
    3. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.
    4. : to cut a dido

      Etymology 2



  • Inter: U » S Inter: misspelling of » ditto

  • Aragonese


    From Inter: etyl » la|an Inter: term » digitus||finger|lang=la.


    Inter: head » an|noun
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    Inter: eo-nou » n
  • dodo (bird)

    Alternative forms

    * dodo

  • Latin


    From Inter: term » dis-|lang=la + -do; see cre-do for details.


    * Inter: a » Classical Inter: IPA » /ˈdiː.doː/|lang=la


    Inter: la-verb » dido|dīdō|didere|dīdere|dididi|dīdidī|diditum|dīditum
  • I give out, spread abroad, disseminate, distribute, scatter.


    Inter: la-conj-3rd » dīd|dīdid|dīdit|11=did|22=didid|33=didit

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » la|diditus|dīditus

    Related terms

    * Inter: l » la|condo|condō


    * Inter: R:L& » S

  • Translation: cs » dido
    Translation: et » dido
    Translation: eo » dido
    Translation: fr » dido
    Translation: ko » dido
    Translation: ku » dido
    Translation: mg » dido
    Translation: nl » dido
    Translation: ru » dido
    Translation: vi » dido
    Translation: vo » dido

    Dido at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈdaɪdəʊ/|lang=en

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Greek mytholog » y Founder and first Queen of Carthage.

    Derived terms

    * Didonian


    Inter: trans-top » founder of Carthage
    • French: Didon {{f}}
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|Didone|f
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Дидона|f|tr=Didóna

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈdi:do:/|lang=la

    Proper noun

    Dīdō (genitive Dīdōnis); {{f}}, Category: :Appendix - :Latin third declension|third declension
  • Dido
    1. Inter: inflection of » Dido|Dīdō|voc|s|lang=la


      Inter: ladecl » 3

    |style="background:#F5F5F5;"|Inter: Notred » Dido|Dīdō
    |style="background:#F5F5F5;"|Inter: Notred » Didonis#Latin|Dīdōnis
    |style="background:#F5F5F5;"|Inter: Notred » Didoni#Latin|Dīdōnī
    |style="background:#F5F5F5;"|Inter: Notred » Didonem#Latin|Dīdōnem
    |style="background:#F5F5F5;"|Inter: Notred » Didone#Latin|Dīdōne
    |style="background:#F5F5F5;"|Inter: Notred » Dido|Dīdō
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    Category: Category:Latin proper nouns -
    Inter: attention » la|can this be put into templates?
    Translation: et » Dido
    Translation: fr » Dido
    Translation: ru » Dido