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Caudal

Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:29 am

SYLLABICATION: cau·dal
PRONUNCIATION: kôdl
ADJECTIVE: Anatomy 1a. Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior: the caudal fin of a fish. b. Situated beneath or on the underside; inferior. 2. Similar to a tail in form or function.
ETYMOLOGY: New Latin caudlis, from Latin cauda, tail.
OTHER FORMS: caudal·ly —ADVERB


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Postby Flaminius » Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:58 pm

from Latin cauda, tail

whose posterity is Italian coda.
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:17 am

Flaminius wrote:
from Latin cauda, tail

whose posterity is Italian coda.


And here all along I thought D.C. Al Coda was a jazz muscian from the Washington DC area and Da Capo was that gizmo I put on the guitar neck to change the key . . .
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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:24 am

whose posterity is Italian coda.

And far as I know, Portuguese and Romanian are the only languages that didn't tamper with Latin cauda, cf. Spanish cola, French queue and Catalan cua.

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Postby gailr » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:06 am

Stargzer wrote:And here all along I thought D.C. Al Coda was a jazz muscian from the Washington DC area and Da Capo was that gizmo I put on the guitar neck to change the key . . .

In some places, da capo is da guy who will have you tailed. And then, you code.
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Postby Stargzer » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:51 pm

gailr wrote:
Stargzer wrote:And here all along I thought D.C. Al Coda was a jazz muscian from the Washington DC area and Da Capo was that gizmo I put on the guitar neck to change the key . . .

In some places, da capo is da guy who will have you tailed. And then, you code.
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You say cäpo and I say cāpo . . .
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Postby uncronopio » Thu Dec 22, 2005 9:46 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:
whose posterity is Italian coda.

And far as I know, Portuguese and Romanian are the only languages that didn't tamper with Latin cauda, cf. Spanish cola, French queue and Catalan cua.

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Well, Spanish does have the word caudal as relating to the tail; however, it is more common the meaning derived from Latin capitalis, referring to abundance of water and other resources.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:10 pm

I know it does, but I was not referring to the adjective, I was referring to the noun cauda in Latin, which became cola in Spanish.

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