croio

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, from Proto-Celtic *krowdi- (crude, rude, raw > hard, severe); compare Irish crua.[1][2] From Proto-Indo-European *krewh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

croio m (plural croios)

  1. (informal, derogatory) ugly person
    Viches o seu novo mozo? É un croio!
    Have you seen her new boyfriend? He's very ugly!

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from the same origin.[3]

Croios

Alternative forms[edit]

  • coio (eastern Galicia)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

croio m (plural croios)

  1. pebble
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “croyo”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 226-227
  3. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “croyo”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *crodius, from Gaulish *croudis (hard), from Proto-Celtic *kroudis, from Proto-Indo-European *krewh₂-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkrɔ.jo/
  • Hyphenation: crò‧io

Adjective[edit]

croio (feminine croia, masculine plural croi, feminine plural croie) (obsolete)

  1. hard
    Synonym: duro
  2. (figuratively) boorish, loutish
    Synonym: zotico
  3. (figuratively) cruel, evil
    Synonyms: crudele, malvagio

References[edit]

  • croio in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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