cisco

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ciscoette (siscowet), from Ojibwe siscowet (cooks itself).

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cisco (plural ciscos or ciscoes)

  1. Any North American freshwater fish of certain species of the genus Coregonus that live in cold-water lakes.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. According to Josep Coromines, unlikely from Latin cinisculum, which could not explain Spanish cisco, which was attested first; perhaps from Proto-Celtic *sexskā (rushes, sedge), from Proto-Indo-European *sek- (to cut).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈθisko̝/, (western) /ˈsisko̝/

Noun[edit]

cisco m (plural ciscos)

  1. brushwood; little fragment of firewood
    Synonyms: arume, frouma
  2. chaff
  3. coaldust; soot
    Synonym: feluxe
  4. culm (coal)
  5. (figuratively) disorder

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997) , “cisco”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 331

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cinisculum.

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cisco m (plural ciscos)

  1. speck (tiny particle)
    Um cisco entrou no meu olho.
    A speck got into my eye.

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cisco

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

Spanish[edit]

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cisco m (plural ciscos)

  1. coaldust
  2. culm

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