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See also: Asco and Ascó



From Ancient Greek ἐσχάρα (eskhára)


asco m (plural ascos)

  1. nausea (strong dislike or disgust)
    Synonyms: desgosto, repulsão



Etymology 1[edit]

Per Roberts, probably inherited from Old Spanish usgo (disgust), back-formed from *osgar (to loathe), from Vulgar Latin *ōsicō, from Latin ōsus, perfect passive participle of ōdī (to hate). An alternative hypothesis derives this word from Latin eschăra (scab, scar), from Ancient Greek ἐσχάρα (eskhára, hearth, brazier, scab), cognate to English eschar, scurf, scar.


asco m (plural ascos)

  1. disgust
    ¡Qué asco!Gross!
    • 2005, Oscar Barbery Suárez, Cuentos para leer con asco y otros cuentos, Grupo Editorial la hoguera, →ISBN, page 24:
      A veces me da asco leerlos, pero no es para tanto.
      Sometimes reading them disgusts me, but it's no big deal.
    • 2007, María Piedad Quevedo Alvarado, Un cuerpo para el espíritu, Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia E Historia:
      La fuente de asco y de sufrimiento en este caso es comer []
      The source of disgust and suffering in this case is eating []
  2. nausea
  3. disgusting person
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Etymology 2[edit]

From New Latin ascus.


asco m (plural ascos)

  1. Alternative form of asca

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