arco

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See also: arcò, arĉo, arco-, and Arco

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian, from arco (bow). Doublet of arch and arc.

Adverb[edit]

arco (not comparable)

  1. (music) A note in string instrument musical notation indicating that the bow is to be used in the usual way, usually following a passage that is played pizzicato.

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Galician[edit]

Arcos, Santa Mariña Dozo, Cambados, Galicia

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese arco, from Latin arcus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɾko̝/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

arco m (plural arcos)

  1. bow (weapon)
    • 1370, R. Lorenzo (ed.), Crónica troiana. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 398:
      Et el tragía en sua mão hũ arco, en que nõ auj́a madeyra, mays era todo feyto de coyros cruus et de neruos engrudidos per grãde arte et per grã maestría
      He was carrying a bow in his hand, not made of wood, but completely made with crude hides and glued tendons, with great art and great mastery
  2. (geometry) arc
  3. (architecture) arch
  4. hoop (of a barrel)
  5. each one of the circles of a water wheel
  6. Moon's halo

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References[edit]

  • arco” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • arco” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • arco” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • arco” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arcus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo- (bow, arrow).

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Noun[edit]

arco m (plural archi)

  1. bow (weapon)
    tirare con l'arcoto pull back a bow
  2. (music) bow (used to play string instruments)
    suonare con arcoto play (music) with bow
  3. (geometry) arc
  4. (architecture) arch

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese arco, arquo (arch, bow), from Latin arcus (bow), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo- (bow, arrow)

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Noun[edit]

arco m (plural arcos)

  1. (geometry) arc
  2. arc, curve
    Synonym: curva
  3. (architecture) arch
  4. bow (weapon)
    Synonym: arco-e-flecha
  5. bow (rod used to play stringed instruments)
  6. (dentistry) archwire (orthodontic wire conforming to the alveolar or dental arch)
  7. (ophthalmology) arcus (white band of cholesterol that forms at the edge of the cornea)

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weapon
  • (rod used to play stringed instruments): violino
  • Verb[edit]

    arco

    1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of arcar

    Spanish[edit]

    Etymology[edit]

    From Latin arcus (whence English archery), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erkʷo- (bow, arrow). Cognate with English arc and arch.

    Noun[edit]

    arco m (plural arcos)

    1. bow (a weapon made of a curved piece of wood or other flexible material whose ends are connected by a string, used for shooting arrows)
      tirar con arcoto shoot with a bow
    2. (music) bow (a rod with horsehair (or an artificial substitute) stretched between the ends, used for playing various stringed musical instruments)
    3. (geometry) arc
    4. (architecture) arch
    5. (sports, Latin America) goal (structure)

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