refrigerio

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

refrigerio m (plural refrigeri)

  1. A pleasant sensation of coolness when one is hot

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

rēfrīgeriō

  1. dative singular of rēfrīgerium
  2. ablative singular of rēfrīgerium

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rēfrīgerium (cooling).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /re.fɾi.ˈxe.ɾjo/

Noun[edit]

refrigerio m (plural refrigerios)

  1. pleasant sensation of coolness when one is hot
    • 2002, José Jiménez Lozano, El mudejarillo, Anthropos Editorial, page 30
      Y aquellos arcos blancos y la techumbre alta de madera y las ventanas estrechas daban refrigerio en verano, y en invierno acogimiento, cuando encendían los braseros en el coro, de manera que era mucho alivio y sustentación para los pobres estarse allí.
      And those white arches and the high wooden roof and the narrow windows cooled during summer, and sheltered during winter, when the brasiers were lit during choir, such that being there gave the poor much relief and support.
  2. (figuratively) solace (comfort or consolation in a time of distress)
    • 1797, P. D. Theodóro de Almeyda, D. P. J. R. F. P. P. (translator), Meditaciones sobre los atributos divinos, D. Placido Barco Lopez, page 54
      Nuestra alma afligida por los males de esta vida, naturalmente busca su refrigerio ; []
      Our soul, afflicted by the evils of this life, naturally seeks its solace; []
  3. snack (light meal)
    • 2012, Dr. Don Colbert, Cómo revertir la diabetes, Casa Creación, page 195
      Tomar refrigerios estimula al cuerpo a quemar más energía.
      Having snacks stimulates the body to burn more energy.

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