spado

[ spey-doh ]
/ ˈspeɪ doʊ /

noun, plural spa·do·nes [spey-doh-neyz, spuh-] /speɪˈdoʊ neɪz, spə-/.

Civil Law. an impotent person; someone unable to procreate.
a castrated man or animal.

Origin of spado

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin spadō < Greek spádōn eunuch; akin to spân to tear off
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