fregar

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From Latin frico.

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fregar (first-person singular present frego, past participle fregat)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to rub
  2. (transitive) to graze, to brush
  3. (transitive) to wash (dishes)

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 15th century. From Latin fricāre, present active infinitive of fricō. Compare English fray.

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fregar (first-person singular present frego, first-person singular preterite freguei, past participle fregado)

  1. to wash (dishes, clothes)
  2. to scrub, brush
  3. to rub, graze
    • 1409, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Rufus, Jordanus: Tratado de Albeitaria. Santiago de Compostela: Centro Ramón Piñeiro, page 109:
      Et teña a cabeça cuberta senpre con pano de llaã et hu[n]teno ameude fregandoo adefora con manteiga
      And he should have his head always covered with a wool cloth and they should smear him often, rubbing him outside with lard

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References[edit]

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fricāre, present active infinitive of fricō. Compare English fray.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɾeˈɡaɾ/, [fɾeˈɣaɾ]

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fregar (first-person singular present friego, first-person singular preterite fregué, past participle fregado)

  1. to wash (dishes)
    Ponte a fregar los platos, que ya hay muchos. - Start doing the dishes, there's already a lot.
  2. to scrub
  3. (colloquial, Latin America) to peeve, annoy
    ¡Dejá de fregar! - Stop annoying [me]!
    Ella siempre está fregándolo, pero él tiene paciencia. - She's always annoying him, but he's patient.

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  • Rule: e becomes ie in stressed syllables; g becomes a gu before e.

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