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).

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

  1. weak (lacking in force or ability)
  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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