fraco

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From Old Galician and Old Portuguese fraco (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), a semi-learned borrowing from Latin flaccus (flaccid). Compare Portuguese fraco and Spanish flaco.

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fraco m (feminine singular fraca, masculine plural fracos, feminine plural fracas)

  1. thin, skinny
    Synonym: delgado
  2. (archaic) weak (lacking in force)
    • 1457, J. L. Novo Cazón (ed.), El priorato santiaguista de Vilar de Donas en la Edad Media (1194-1500). A Coruña: Fundación Barrié, page 400:
      dixe aos dictos freyres en como eu era e soon ome que paso de ydade de noueenta annos et fraco e inpotente do corpo e çego et algun tanto xordo, por los quaes defeutos et inpidimentos naturaes eu non poso procurar, admenestrar, defender, anparar et gouernar enno spiritual et tenporal o dicto moesteiro
      I told those friars then that since I was and am a man that surpass the age of ninety years, and am weak and powerless in my body, and blind, and a little deaf, that because of these defects and natural impediments I can not procure, administer, defend, protect and govern in spiritual and temporal matters said monastery
    Synonyms: débil, feble

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References[edit]

  • fraco” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • fraco” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • fraco” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • fraco” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • fraco” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fraco, from Latin flaccus (flaccid). Doublet of flaco, related to flácido.

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fraco m (feminine singular fraca, masculine plural fracos, feminine plural fracas, comparable)

  1. weak (lacking in force or ability)
    Synonyms: débil, debilitado, enfraquecido, frágil, franzino, fraquete
  2. weak (lacking in taste or potency)
  3. (colloquial) who cannot handle their drink
    Minha irmã é "fraca" para bebida. Ela ficou bêbada com duas latas de cerveja.
    My sister is a lightweight. She got drunk off of two beer cans.

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