What does DIDO mean?

Definitions for DIDOˈdaɪ doʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dido(noun)

    (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


  1. Dido(ProperNoun)

    Founder and first Queen of Carthage.

  2. Origin: Origin unknown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dido(noun)

    a shrewd trick; an antic; a caper


  1. Dido

    Dido was, according to ancient Greek and Roman sources, the founder and first Queen of Carthage. She is best known from the account given by the Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid. In some sources she is also known as Elissa.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dido

    dī′dō, n. (slang) an antic caper.—Cut up didoes, to behave in an extravagant way.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dido

    the daughter of Belus, king of Tyre, and the sister of Pygmalion, who, having succeeded to the throne on the death of his father, put Sichæus, her husband, to death for the sake of his wealth, whereupon she secretly took ship, sailed away from the city with the treasure, accompanied by a body of disaffected citizens, and founded Carthage, having picked up by the way 80 virgins from Cyprus to make wives for her male attendants; a neighbouring chief made suit for her hand, encouraged by her subjects, upon which, being bound by an oath of eternal fidelity to Sichæus, she erected a funeral pile and stabbed herself in presence of her subjects; Virgil makes her ascend the funeral pile out of grief for the departure of Æneas, of whom she was passionately in love.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIDO in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIDO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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