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See also: Caco, cacó, cacò, and caco-


Etymology 1[edit]

Singularization of cachi, originated by the wrong belief that "cachi" is a plural form[1].


caco m ‎(plural cachi)

  1. Alternative form of cachi (fruit)



  1. first-person singular present indicative of cacare


  1. ^ “Cachi: un frutto, un colore - Si dice o non si dice?”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1] (in italian), Corriere della Sera - dizionari, (Please provide a date or year)



From a Proto-Indo-European root *kakka-. Compare Old Irish cacc, Ancient Greek κακκάω ‎(kakkáō), Middle Armenian քաք ‎(kʿakʿ), Russian ка́кать ‎(kákatʹ).



cacō ‎(present infinitive cacāre, perfect active cacāvī, supine cacātum); first conjugation

  1. (vulgar) I defecate, shit, pass excrement.
    culus tibi purior salillo est,
    nec toto decies cacas in anno

    (your anus is purer than a little salt-cellar, and you defecate no more than ten times in a whole year) — Catullus poem 23 (translation adapted by H. J. Walker) [2]


   Conjugation of caco (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cacō cacās cacat cacāmus cacātis cacant
imperfect cacābam cacābās cacābat cacābāmus cacābātis cacābant
future cacābō cacābis cacābit cacābimus cacābitis cacābunt
perfect cacāvī cacāvistī cacāvit cacāvimus cacāvistis cacāvērunt, cacāvēre
pluperfect cacāveram cacāverās cacāverat cacāverāmus cacāverātis cacāverant
future perfect cacāverō cacāveris cacāverit cacāverimus cacāveritis cacāverint
passive present cacor cacāris, cacāre cacātur cacāmur cacāminī cacantur
imperfect cacābar cacābāris, cacābāre cacābātur cacābāmur cacābāminī cacābantur
future cacābor cacāberis, cacābere cacābitur cacābimur cacābiminī cacābuntur
perfect cacātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cacātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cacātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cacem cacēs cacet cacēmus cacētis cacent
imperfect cacārem cacārēs cacāret cacārēmus cacārētis cacārent
perfect cacāverim cacāverīs cacāverit cacāverīmus cacāverītis cacāverint
pluperfect cacāvissem cacāvissēs cacāvisset cacāvissēmus cacāvissētis cacāvissent
passive present cacer cacēris, cacēre cacētur cacēmur cacēminī cacentur
imperfect cacārer cacārēris, cacārēre cacārētur cacārēmur cacārēminī cacārentur
perfect cacātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cacātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cacā cacāte
future cacātō cacātō cacātōte cacantō
passive present cacāre cacāminī
future cacātor cacātor cacantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cacāre cacāvisse cacātūrus esse cacārī cacātus esse cacātum īrī
participles cacāns cacātūrus cacātus cacandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cacāre cacandī cacandō cacandum cacātum cacātū

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From Vulgar Latin *cacculus, from Latin caccabus ‎(pot), see also Galician cacho ‎(broken container, broken piece of a container) and Spanish cacho.



caco m (plural cacos)

  1. shard (broken piece)



caco m ‎(plural cacos)

  1. (colloquial) thief