From Proto-Italic *korzō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers- (“to run”).
Cognate with currus, carrus (via Gaulish), English horse.
currō (present infinitive currere, perfect active cucurrī, supine cursum); third conjugation
- (intransitive) I run
20 BCE – 14 BCE
, 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.
- (intransitive) I hurry, hasten, speed
- (intransitive) I move, travel, proceed
- (transitive, of a race, journey, with accusative) I run
- (transitive, with accusative) I travel through, traverse, run
- Malaccan Creole Portuguese: curé
- Middle French: courir, corir
- Mirandese: correr
- Occitan: córrer
- Old French: courre, coure, corre
- Old Portuguese: correr
- Old Provençal: correr
- Piedmontese: cure
- Portuguese: correr
- Romagnol: còrar
- Romanian: cure, curge, curgere
- Romansch: currer, cuorer, correr, corar
- Sardinian: cúrrere, curri, cúrriri
- Sicilian: cùrriri
- Spanish: correr
- Venetian: córar, córer, córare
- Walloon: kori
curro m (feminine singular curra, masculine plural curros, feminine plural curras)
- (colloquial) handsome, good looking
curro m (plural curros)
- (colloquial, Spain) work
- Voy al curro — I’m going to work.
- (Cuba, Mexico) Andalusian immigrant living in America
- (vulgar, Argentina) fraud, rip-off, scam
- First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of currar.