frío

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See also: frio

Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

frío n sg

  1. neuter singular of fríu

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese frio, from Latin frīgidus. Compare Portuguese frio, Spanish frío, Asturian fríu. Doublet of fríxido, a borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

frío m (feminine singular fría, masculine plural fríos, feminine plural frías)

  1. cold

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

This form derives from Old Spanish frio, from Latin frīgidus (cold) (by natural sound changes through a hypothetical intermediate early Ibero-Romance or proto-Spanish form *friyio), from frīgeō (to be cold), from frīgus (cold, coldness), from Proto-Indo-European *sriHgos-, *sriges-, *sriHges-. See also the variant Old Spanish form frido, which came instead from a Vulgar or Late Latin form fridus (attested in some Pompeian inscriptions), from frigdus, fricdus (attested in the Appendix Probi), syncopated form of frīgidus[1]. It is from this form that most Romance descendants arose (e.g. Catalan fred, French froid, Italian freddo). Compare also the borrowed doublet frígido.

Adjective[edit]

frío (feminine singular fría, masculine plural fríos, feminine plural frías)

  1. cold (having a low temperature)
    Antonym: caliente
  2. (of a color) cool
    Antonym: cálido
  3. cold (unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling)
  4. cool (of a person, not showing emotion; calm and in control of oneself)

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Noun[edit]

frío m (plural fríos)

  1. cold, coldness (a condition of low temperature)
    Antonym: calor
    Había nevado tanto que el frío quemaba en la montaña.
    It had snowed so much that it was freezing by the mountain.
    (literally, “It had snowed so much that the cold was burning by the mountain.”)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

frío

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

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