curro

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Dalmatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin currere, present active infinitive of currō.

Verb[edit]

curro

  1. to run

Galician[edit]

Curro do Barbanza, a corral used for gathering and marking semi-wild horses once a year

Etymology[edit]

Attested in local Latin documents since the 10th century.[1] Perhaps from Latin curro (cart) or from Latin curriculum.[2] Cognate with Spanish corro.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

curro m (plural curros)

  1. corral, round enclosure for livestock
  2. enclosure, wall
    • 1473, M. Romaní Martínez & M. P. Rodríguez Suárez (eds.), Libro tumbo de pergamino. Un códice medieval del monasterio de Oseira. Santiago de Compostela: Tórculo, page 50:
      et outro marco esta no monte a su a mota da torre, et outro ao poonbar da torre, et outro esta na carreyra a sobre lo curro da torre
      and another boundary stone is in the hill, by the mottle of the tower, and another at the tower's dovecote, and another at the road over the tower's wall
  3. corner

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "curro" in Galleciae Monumenta Historica.
  2. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1991–1997). Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico. Madrid: Gredos, s.v. corral.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *korzō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers- (to run).

Cognate with currus, carrus (via Gaulish), English horse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

currō (present infinitive currere, perfect active cucurrī, supine cursum); third conjugation

  1. (intransitive) I run
    • 20 BCE – 14 BCE, Horace, Epistles 1.11.27
      Caelum, non animum mutant, qui trans mare currunt
      They change the sky, not their souls, those who run across the sea.
  2. (intransitive) I hurry, hasten, speed
  3. (intransitive) I move, travel, proceed
  4. (transitive, of a race, journey, with accusative) I run
  5. (transitive, with accusative) I travel through, traverse, run
Inflection[edit]
   Conjugation of curro (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present currō curris currit currimus curritis currunt
imperfect currēbam currēbās currēbat currēbāmus currēbātis currēbant
future curram currēs curret currēmus currētis current
perfect cucurrī cucurristī cucurrit cucurrimus cucurristis cucurrērunt, cucurrēre
pluperfect cucurreram cucurrerās cucurrerat cucurrerāmus cucurrerātis cucurrerant
future perfect cucurrerō cucurreris cucurrerit cucurrerimus cucurreritis cucurrerint
passive present curror curreris, currere curritur currimur curriminī curruntur
imperfect currēbar currēbāris, currēbāre currēbātur currēbāmur currēbāminī currēbantur
future currar currēris, currēre currētur currēmur currēminī currentur
perfect cursus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cursus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cursus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present curram currās currat currāmus currātis currant
imperfect currerem currerēs curreret currerēmus currerētis currerent
perfect cucurrerim cucurrerīs cucurrerit cucurrerīmus cucurrerītis cucurrerint
pluperfect cucurrissem cucurrissēs cucurrisset cucurrissēmus cucurrissētis cucurrissent
passive present currar currāris, currāre currātur currāmur currāminī currantur
imperfect currerer currerēris, currerēre currerētur currerēmur currerēminī currerentur
perfect cursus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cursus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present curre currite
future curritō curritō curritōte curruntō
passive present currere curriminī
future curritor curritor curruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives currere cucurrisse cursūrus esse currī cursus esse cursum īrī
participles currēns cursūrus cursus currendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
currere currendī currendō currendum cursum cursū
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • curro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • curro in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • curro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to run a foot-race: stadium currere (Off. 3. 10. 42)
    • (ambiguous) to run its course in the sky: cursum conficere in caelo
    • (ambiguous) to finish one's career: vitae cursum or curriculum conficere
    • (ambiguous) to set one's course for a place: cursum dirigere aliquo
    • (ambiguous) to hold on one's course: cursum tenere (opp. commutare and deferri)
    • (ambiguous) to finish one's voyage: cursum conficere (Att. 5. 12. 1)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

curro (feminine singular curra, masculine plural curros, feminine plural curras)

  1. (colloquial) handsome, good looking

Noun[edit]

curro m (plural curros)

  1. (colloquial, Spain) work
    Voy al curro.
    I’m going to work.
  2. (Cuba, Mexico) Andalusian immigrant living in America
  3. (vulgar, Argentina, Uruguay) fraud, rip-off, scam

Verb[edit]

curro

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of currar.

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