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Borrowed from Latin aprīcus.


  • IPA(key): /aˈpri.ko/, [äˈpr̺iːko]
  • Rhymes: -iko
  • Stress: aprìco
  • Hyphenation: a‧pri‧co


aprico (feminine singular aprica, masculine plural aprici, feminine plural apriche) (poetic)

    1. Exposed to the sun.
      • 1374, Francesco Petrarca, “Sonetto CCLXII [Sonnet 262]”, in Il Canzoniere[1], Florence: Andrea Bettini, published 1858, lines 6, page 216:
        Valli chiuse, alti colli et piagge apriche
        Closed valleys, high hills and open beaches
      • 1835, Giacomo Leopardi, “VII. Alla primavera [To Spring]”, in Canti[2], Bari: Einaudi, published 1917, lines –, page 35:
        [] se tu pur vivi, ¶ e se de’ nostri affanni ¶ cosa veruna in ciel, se nell’aprica ¶ terra s’alberga o nell’equoreo seno, ¶ pietosa no, ma spettatrice almeno.
        if you still live, if there’s truly one thing at least in heaven, or on the naked earth, or in the sea bosom, that may not pity but observes our pain.
    2. (rare) clear, bright, serene
      • 1835, Giacomo Leopardi, “Inno ai patriarchi [Hymn to the Patriarch]”, in Canti[3], Bari: Einaudi, published 1917, page 37:
        [] gl’inarati colli ¶ solo e muto ascendea l’aprico raggio ¶ di Febo e l’aurea Luna
        silent and alone the clear rays of Phoebus and the golden moon climbed the uncultivated hills.
  1. sun-loving





  1. dative masculine singular of apricus
  2. dative neuter singular of apricus
  3. ablative masculine singular of apricus
  4. ablative neuter singular of apricus