fresco

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English[edit]

A fresco in Toledo, Spain.

Etymology[edit]

From Italian fresco, from Proto-Germanic *friskaz, whence also English fresh.

Noun[edit]

fresco (plural frescos or frescoes)

  1. (uncountable) In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
  2. (countable) A painting made using this technique.
  3. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
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fresco (third-person singular simple present frescoes, present participle frescoing, simple past and past participle frescoed)

  1. To paint using fresco

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fresco n (plural fresco's, diminutive frescootje n)

  1. fresco

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Germanic *frisk, Proto-Germanic *friskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *preisk-.

Adjective[edit]

fresco m (feminine fresca, masculine plural freschi, feminine plural fresche)

  1. fresh
  2. cool
  3. wet, fresh (of paint)

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fresco m (plural freschi)

  1. coolness, freshness, cool
  2. light wool material
  3. (informal) cooler (prison)
    stare al fresco — to be in the cooler

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fresco, from Medieval Latin frescus, from Germanic *frisk, Proto-Germanic *friskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *preisk-.

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fresco m (feminine fresca plural frescos feminine plural frescas; comparable)

  1. fresh (new or clean)
  2. (of plant material) fresh (of produce, not from storage)
  3. cool (having a slightly low temperature)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Germanic *frisk, Proto-Germanic *friskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *preisk-.

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fresco m (feminine fresca, masculine plural frescos, feminine plural frescas)

  1. fresh
  2. cool (temperature)
  3. cheeky

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fresco m (plural frescos)

  1. strong breeze
  2. fresco (painting)

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