caco

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See also: Caco, cacò, and caco-

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Singularization of cachi, originated by the wrong belief that "cachi" is a plural form[1].

Noun[edit]

caco m (plural cachi)

  1. Variant of cachi (fruit)

Verb[edit]

caco

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cacare

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cachi: un frutto, un colore - Si dice o non si dice?" (in italian), Corriere della Sera - dizionari.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Proto-Indo-European root *kakka-. Compare Old Irish cacc, Ancient Greek κακκάω (kakkáō), Middle Armenian քաք (kʿakʿ), Russian какать (kákat’).

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Verb[edit]

present active cacō, present infinitive cacāre, perfect active cacāvī, supine cacātum

  1. (vulgar) I defecate, shit, pass excrement.
    culus tibi purior salillo est,
    nec toto decies cacas in anno

    (your anus is purer than a little salt-cellar, and you defecate no more than ten times in a whole year) — Catullus poem 23 (translation adapted by H. J. Walker) [1]

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *cacculus, from Latin caccabus (pot), see also Galician cacho (broken container, broken piece of a container) and Spanish cacho.

Noun[edit]

caco m (plural cacos)

  1. shard (broken piece)