fresco

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English[edit]

A fresco in Toledo, Spain.

Etymology[edit]

From Italian fresco, from Medieval Latin friscus, from Proto-Germanic *friskaz, whence also English fresh.

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Noun[edit]

fresco (plural frescos or frescoes)

  1. (uncountable) In painting, the technique of applying water-based pigment to wet or fresh lime mortar or plaster.
  2. (countable) A painting made using this technique.
  3. A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
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Verb[edit]

fresco (third-person singular simple present frescoes, present participle frescoing, simple past and past participle frescoed)

  1. To paint using fresco.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian fresco, from Medieval Latin friscus, from Proto-Germanic *friskaz, whence also Dutch fris.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fres‧co

Noun[edit]

fresco n (plural fresco's, diminutive frescootje n)

  1. fresco

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic language, either directly or through Latin friscus, from Proto-Germanic *friskaz, whence also English fresh.

Fresco, as a painting technique, was taken from Italian fresco.

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fresco m (plural frescos, feminine fresca, feminine plural frescas)

  1. (uncountable) cool moderate or refreshing state of cold
  2. (uncountable, femenine) cool in the morning or in the evening (during the summer)
  3. (painting) fresco

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Adjective[edit]

fresco m (feminine singular fresca, masculine plural frescos, feminine plural frescas)

  1. fresh, recent, young, rested
    • 1295, Ramón Lorenzo (ed.), La traducción gallega de la Crónica General y de la Crónica de Castilla. Ourense: I.E.O.P.F., p. 657:
      Et cada dia, depoys que esto fezo, parouse sua cara et seu corpo mays fresco
      And everyday, after doing this, his face and his body became fresher
  2. untransformed, not artificiality preserved (meat, fish)
    • 1291, Enrique Cal Pardo (ed.), Colección diplomática medieval do arquivo da catedral de Mondoñedo. Santiago: Consello da Cultura Galega, p. 79:
      La quartillos de salgada et xx quartillos de fresca [...] et disso que da fresca marmara iiii quartillos ao salgar
      50 quarters of salted [fish] and 20 quarters of fresh [fish] [...] and he said that the fresh one diminished 4 quarter after salting
  3. cool (temperature)
  4. impertinent

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References[edit]

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



Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin friscus, frescus, from Lombardic frisc, from Proto-Germanic *friskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *preysk-.

Adjective[edit]

fresco (feminine singular fresca, masculine plural freschi, feminine plural fresche)

  1. fresh
  2. cool
  3. wet, fresh (of paint)
    Antonyms: asciutto

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fresco m (plural freschi)

  1. coolness, freshness, cool
  2. light wool material
  3. (informal) cooler (prison)
    stare al frescoto be in the cooler

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese fresco, from Medieval Latin frescus, friscus, from Germanic *frisk, Proto-Germanic *friskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *preysk-.

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fresco m (feminine singular fresca, masculine plural frescos, feminine plural frescas, comparable)

  1. fresh (new or clean)
  2. (of plant material) fresh (of produce, not from storage)
  3. cool (having a slightly low temperature)
  4. (slang) fussy (tending to complain about petty details)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin friscus, frescus, from Germanic *frisk, Proto-Germanic *friskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *preysk-.

Adjective[edit]

fresco (feminine singular fresca, masculine plural frescos, feminine plural frescas)

  1. fresh
  2. cool (temperature)
  3. cheeky

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fresco m (plural frescos)

  1. strong breeze
  2. fresco (painting)

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