- todesco (Old Italian)
From Medieval Latin theodiscus from Old German theod. It is derived from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz. The stem of this word, *þeudō, meant "people" in Common Germanic, and *-iskaz was an adjective-forming suffix, of which ish is the Modern English form. The Old English form is þéodisc, the Old High German one diutisc (attested ca. 1090 in the Annolied).The opposite, describing anything foreign or strange, is walhisk (“Welsh”), which was used to refer to Roman or Celtic people.
tedésco, /teˈdesko/, /te"desko/
- German language
- (male) German person
- crucco (derogatory)