banco

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See also: Banco, bancó, and bancò

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

banco (not comparable)

  1. Being or relating to a type of court involving a bench of judges. Quite often, the Banco Court is an appeals court.

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Noun[edit]

banco

  1. (attributive) A bank, especially that of Venice; formerly used to indicate bank money, as distinguished from the current money when it has become depreciated.
    banco money
    • 1941, Sir John Harold Clapham, ‎Eileen Edna Power, The Cambridge Economic History of Europe
      On account of the great confidence placed on them, payments in banco soon gained a premium on payments in current coin, so that speculation arose on the fluctuating premium.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for banco in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

banco (plural bancos)

  1. banco

Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

12th century in local Latin texts.[1] With the meaning of bank, from Italian; with the meaning of bench and workbench probably from Old French; ultimately from Proto-Germanic *bankiz (bench, counter), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeg- (to turn, curve, bend, bow).

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Noun[edit]

banco m (plural bancos)

  1. bench
    • 1414, Clarinda de Azevedo Maia (ed.), História do galego-português. Estado linguístico da Galiza e do Noroeste de Portugal do século XII ao século XVI, Coimbra: INIC, page 105:
      saluo duas meſas grandes et dous vancos que ſon do biſpo
      with the exception of two large tables and two benchs, that belong to the bishop
  2. workbench
  3. sandbank
  4. school, shoal
  5. (nautical) thwart
  6. bank

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References[edit]

  • vanco” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • banco” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • banco” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • banco” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  1. ^ "banco" in Gallaeciae Monumenta Historica.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bank, from Proto-Germanic *bankiz.

Noun[edit]

banco m (plural banchi)

  1. desk
  2. counter (in a bank, etc.)
  3. bench, table
  4. stall (selling goods)
  5. dock (in a court)
  6. shoal (of sand)
  7. floe (of ice)
  8. bank (institution to place or borrow money)
  9. bank (of fog, clouds, sand)
  10. school (of fishes)
  11. pawnshop (banco dei pegni)
  12. reef (of corals)

Descendants[edit]

Includes descendants from banca. Some may be via other European languages. All are borrowed.

Verb[edit]

banco

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bancare

Portuguese[edit]

banco

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian banco, from Old High German bank, from Proto-Germanic *bankiz.

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Noun[edit]

banco m (plural bancos)

  1. bank (financial institution)
  2. bank (safe place for storage and retrieval of items)
  3. bench (long seat)
  4. (sports) bench (place where players of a sport sit when not playing)
  5. (hydrology) bank (a shallow area in a body of water)
  6. Clipping of banco de dados.

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Further reading[edit]

  • banco” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

banco f

  1. vocative singular of bancă

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bank, from Proto-Germanic *bankiz. Compare English bench and bank.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbanko/, [ˈbãŋko]

Noun[edit]

banco m (plural bancos)

  1. bank
  2. bench
  3. pew
  4. school of fish

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