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Duomo \Duo"mo\, n. [It. See Done.] A cathedral. See Dome, 2.

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n. A cathedral.


Duomo (, ) is a term for an Italian cathedral church. The formal Italian word for a church that is now a cathedral is cattedrale; a duomo may be either a present or a former cathedral (the latter always in a town that no longer has a bishop nor therefore a cathedral, as for example Trevi). Some, like the Duomo of Monza, have never been cathedrals, although old and important.

Many people refer to particular churches simply as "Il Duomo" or "the duomo", without regard to the full proper name of the church.

Similar words exist in other languages: Dom (German), dóm (Hungarian & Slovakian), domkirke (Danish), dómkirkja (Icelandic), domo (Portuguese) domkyrka (Swedish), domkirke (Norwegian), doms (Latvian), toomkirik (Estonian), and tuomiokirkko (Finnish). Also in these languages the respective terms do not necessarily refer to a church functioning as a cathedral, but also to proto-cathedrals or simply prominent church buildings, which have never been a cathedral in the exact sense of that word. In German the term Dom became the synecdoche, used — pars pro toto — for most existing or former collegiate churches. Therefore, the uniform translation of these terms into English as cathedrals may not always be appropriate and should be used on a contextual basis.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, and to Lo Zingarelli, the word duomo derives from the Latin word " domus", meaning house, as a cathedral is the "house of God", or domus Dei. The Garzanti online dictionary also gives the etymology as deriving from house, but house of the bishop ("domu(m) (episcopi); 'casa (del vescovo)') instead of the house of God.

Italian cathedrals are often highly decorated and contain notable artworks; in many cases the buildings themselves are true artworks. Perhaps the best known Duomo is Milan Cathedral, but other well-known cathedrals include San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome and those of Alba, Ancona, Mantua, Parma and Florence's Santa Maria del Fiore. Other notable examples are in Cefalù, Cremona, Enna, L'Aquila, Modena, Monreale, Naples, Genoa, Orvieto, Padua, Piazza Armerina, Pisa (the Leaning Tower is the Duomo's bell-tower), Prato, San Gimignano, Siena, Spoleto, Turin and Viterbo.

Duomo (Milan Metro)

Duomo is an interchange station serving the Line 1 and Line 3 of Milan Metro. The station is underground and located in Piazza Duomo, the central area of Milan. It opened in 1964 as part of the Line 1 and from 1990 is a node of interchange with the Line 3.

The platform of Line 3 directed to San Donato has several problems as moisture is at a depth of about 25 meters. Line 1, being older, it runs above Line 3. The Line 3 section is divided into two orthogonal tubes, the northern one being above the southern one.

Nearby the station are the Duomo, the Teatro alla Scala, the Royal Palace and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

A corridor of the station is in communication (but the passage is closed) with the archaeological excavations of pre-Christian basilica located under the Duomo.

The mezzanine of the station is connected by tunnels that reach the exits of Piazza Cordusio ("Craft Gallery"), Palazzo Reale ("Galleria del Parvis"), Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and the Rinascente in Piazza Duomo.

Duomo (Naples Metro)

Duomo is an under-construction underground metro station that will serve Line 1 on the Naples Metro. It is located near the city's main cathedral, the Duomo, for which it is named. Designed by the Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, the station is primarily located in a central roundabout in Corso Umberto I (Rettifilo), with secondary entrances along Via Marina and Via Duomo.

Usage examples of "duomo".

Duomo, Baptistery, Leaning Tower and Campo-Santo silently repose like beautiful dead beings.

Facing the Duomo is the baptistery, which at first served as a church, a sort of octagonal temple surmounted by a cupola, built, doubtless, after the model of the Pantheon of Rome, and which, according to the testimony of a contemporary bishop, already in the eighth century projected upward the pompous rotundities of its imperial forms.

Soaring over the Duomo, the Baptistry, and the Piazza della Signoria, which rose from the streets like minarets around a heavenly dome .

An intarsia panel in the Duomo, shows how closely the towers were packed together, while the mass of legislation relating to them was directed against abuses that could only have arisen if their number was very large.

Barchenka and Duomi want more kinetics on the platform in the worst way.

I looked at the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Logia di Lanzi, and then I stood for a long time on the banks of the Arno.

Since Michelangelo now had a woman servant, Monna Agniola, to do the housekeeping in the Via Mozza studio, the romantic Mini was free to spend his spare hours on the Duomo steps with the young boys of the town, watching the girls parade past the Baptistery in their high-necked dresses and puffed sleeves.

On the 24th of June every year the magnificent retablo in massive silver, which is preserved among the treasures in the Opera del Duomo, is displayed in the Baptistery.

He rose as he spotted Rhyssa approaching the table where he, Secretary of Space Vemon Altenbach, Exalted Engineer Ludmilla Barchenka, and Padrugoi Personnel Manager Per Duomi were seated.

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Marina had been heavy-hearted, going at matins and at vespers quite alone to the Madonna at the Duomo, that she might take comfort and counsel.

Just as high mass was beginning in the Duomo a Bolognese was caught stealing purses and gold belt buckles from the worshipers jammed before the pulpit.

Republic, Granacci had also sent invitations to Gonfaloniere Soderini, the members of the Signoria, the Boards of the Wool Guild and the Duomo, to the Strozzi family to whom he had sold the Hercules.

But the sculpturesque side of his art came from Squarcione, from a study of the antique, and from a deeper study of Donatello, whose bronzes to this day are to be seen within and without the Paduan Duomo of S.

September 30, 1410, the Opera del Duomo paid Brunelleschi the minimal sum of ten soldi for a supply of bricks.