from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Music From the beginning. Used as a direction to repeat a passage.
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- adv. From the beginning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, a direction to repeat from the beginning: usually abbreviated to D. C.
- n. The end of the repeat is generally indicated by the word fine.
Italian : da, from + capo, head.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)