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From Italian frico. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.



  1. A traditional Friulian cheese dish in which cheese is shredded and then pan-fried.




Intensive popular form of friō. Confer with fodiō - fodicō, vellō - vellicō.



fricō (present infinitive fricāre, perfect active fricuī, supine frictum or fricātum); first conjugation

  1. I rub
  2. I chafe


   Conjugation of fricō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fricō fricās fricat fricāmus fricātis fricant
imperfect fricābam fricābās fricābat fricābāmus fricābātis fricābant
future fricābō fricābis fricābit fricābimus fricābitis fricābunt
perfect fricuī fricuistī fricuit fricuimus fricuistis fricuērunt, fricuēre
pluperfect fricueram fricuerās fricuerat fricuerāmus fricuerātis fricuerant
future perfect fricuerō fricueris fricuerit fricuerimus fricueritis fricuerint
passive present fricor fricāris, fricāre fricātur fricāmur fricāminī fricantur
imperfect fricābar fricābāris, fricābāre fricābātur fricābāmur fricābāminī fricābantur
future fricābor fricāberis, fricābere fricābitur fricābimur fricābiminī fricābuntur
perfect frictus or fricātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect frictus or fricātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect frictus or fricātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fricem fricēs fricet fricēmus fricētis fricent
imperfect fricārem fricārēs fricāret fricārēmus fricārētis fricārent
perfect fricuerim fricuerīs fricuerit fricuerīmus fricuerītis fricuerint
pluperfect fricuissem fricuissēs fricuisset fricuissēmus fricuissētis fricuissent
passive present fricer fricēris, fricēre fricētur fricēmur fricēminī fricentur
imperfect fricārer fricārēris, fricārēre fricārētur fricārēmur fricārēminī fricārentur
perfect frictus or fricātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect frictus or fricātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fricā fricāte
future fricātō fricātō fricātōte fricantō
passive present fricāre fricāminī
future fricātor fricātor fricantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives fricāre fricuisse frictūrum esse, fricātūrum esse fricārī frictum esse, fricātum esse frictum īrī, fricātum īrī
participles fricāns frictūrus, fricātūrus frictus, fricātus fricandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
fricandī fricandō fricandum fricandō frictum, fricātum frictū, fricātū

Usage notes[edit]

The supine form fricātum is rare.

Derived terms[edit]






frico f

  1. vocative singular of frică