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Di·do

 (dī′dō)
n. Roman Mythology
The founder and queen of Carthage, who fell in love with Aeneas and killed herself when he abandoned her.

di·do

 (dī′dō)
n. pl. di·dos or di·does
A mischievous prank or antic; a caper.

[Origin unknown.]

dido

(ˈdaɪdəʊ)
n (usually plural) , pl -dos or -does
an antic; prank; trick
[C19: originally US: of uncertain origin]

Dido

(ˈdaɪdəʊ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth a princess of Tyre who founded Carthage and became its queen. Virgil tells of her suicide when abandoned by her lover Aeneas

di•do

(ˈdaɪ doʊ)

n., pl. -dos, -does. Usu., didos, didoes.
1. a mischievous trick; prank; antic.
2. a bauble or trifle.
[1800–10; orig. uncertain]

Di•do

(ˈdaɪ doʊ)

n.
a legendary queen of Carthage who killed herself when abandoned by Aeneas.
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Noun1.dido - (Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of CarthageDido - (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
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
Translations

Dido

[daɪdəʊ] NDido

Dido

[ˈdaɪdəʊ] n (Myth) → Didone f
References in classic literature ?
Hence Virgil, through the mouth of Dido, excuses the inhumanity of her reign owing to its being new, saying:
Here all is literal, even to the severed arm of Wolfe, and the urn which held the ashes of Queen Dido.
There was the old Dido, she put in here about two years ago, and sent one watch off on liberty; they never were heard of again for a week--the natives swore they didn't know where they were--and only three of them ever got back to the ship again, and one with his face damaged for life, for the cursed heathens tattooed a broad patch clean across his figure-head.
Mary then looked at him as Dido looked at AEneas in the Elysian fields, fierce and disdainful.
Of you and against you I ask it," said Don Quixote; "for I am not marble, nor are you brass, nor is it now ten o'clock in the morning, but midnight, or a trifle past it I fancy, and we are in a room more secluded and retired than the cave could have been where the treacherous and daring AEneas enjoyed the fair soft-hearted Dido.
As poor little Dido was jerked away by the unsympathetic maid, and Purple-gaiters essayed in vain to plead his cause, Polly said to herself, with a smile and a sigh; "How early the old story begins
I had no arms," murmured Aramis, as wild and terrible in his wrath as the shade of Dido.
Indeed, despite rumors of their greatness, both Marlowe's Aeneas and Conrad's Kurtz lack the independent will to leave their Didos.
Studieed the extensive use of images and themes from the Aeneid in the play and have shown especially how the love of Ferdinand and Miranda is partly parallel to, and partly a reversal of, the ancient love story of Aeneas and the queen of Carthage, there may be another motive for Didos inclusion, a motive related to a system of wordplay involving shuffled repetitions of the sounds of letters and syllables.
Nevertheless, his weakness is shameful, and his position as Dido's "pet" is reinforced by his consent to be paraded "as Didos husband through the Punicke streets" (4.
La epistola titulada Dido Aeneae es la septima de la obra titulada Heroidas que el poeta romano Ovidio compuso alrededor de los anos 25-16 a.