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Etymology

Latin discus through French disque

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
disc

Plural
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  1. A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object.
    A coin is a disc of metal.
  2. (anatomy) An intervertebral disc.
  3. Something resembling a disc.
    Venus' disc cut off light from the Sun.
  4. A vinyl phonograph / gramophone record.
    Turn the disc over, after it has finished.

Usage notes

See usage notes at the disk entry.

Translations


Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *disk(s) < Latin discus. Cognate with Old High German tisc (German Tisch ‘table’), Old Saxon disk (Dutch dis ‘table’), Old Norse diskr ‘plate’.

Pronunciation

Noun

disc m. (plural: discas)

  1. plate, bowl

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