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See also: Fuco and fuço



From Latin fūcus (drone bee), cognate with Ancient Greek σφήξ (sphḗx).


  • IPA(key): /ˈfu.ko/
  • Rhymes: -uko
  • Hyphenation: fù‧co


fuco m (plural fuchi)

  1. drone (male bee)
    Synonym: pecchione



From fūcus (seaweed, orchil, pretense) +‎ .



fūcō (present infinitive fūcāre, perfect active fūcāvī, supine fūcātum); first conjugation

  1. to colour, paint, dye
  2. to embellish, dissemble, falsify
    • Cicero, Pro Murena
      Isdem ineptiis fucata sunt illa omnia.
      Everything was painted over with the same foolishness.


   Conjugation of fūcō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fūcō fūcās fūcat fūcāmus fūcātis fūcant
imperfect fūcābam fūcābās fūcābat fūcābāmus fūcābātis fūcābant
future fūcābō fūcābis fūcābit fūcābimus fūcābitis fūcābunt
perfect fūcāvī fūcāvistī fūcāvit fūcāvimus fūcāvistis fūcāvērunt,
pluperfect fūcāveram fūcāverās fūcāverat fūcāverāmus fūcāverātis fūcāverant
future perfect fūcāverō fūcāveris fūcāverit fūcāverimus fūcāveritis fūcāverint
passive present fūcor fūcāris,
fūcātur fūcāmur fūcāminī fūcantur
imperfect fūcābar fūcābāris,
fūcābātur fūcābāmur fūcābāminī fūcābantur
future fūcābor fūcāberis,
fūcābitur fūcābimur fūcābiminī fūcābuntur
perfect fūcātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect fūcātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect fūcātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fūcem fūcēs fūcet fūcēmus fūcētis fūcent
imperfect fūcārem fūcārēs fūcāret fūcārēmus fūcārētis fūcārent
perfect fūcāverim fūcāverīs fūcāverit fūcāverīmus fūcāverītis fūcāverint
pluperfect fūcāvissem fūcāvissēs fūcāvisset fūcāvissēmus fūcāvissētis fūcāvissent
passive present fūcer fūcēris,
fūcētur fūcēmur fūcēminī fūcentur
imperfect fūcārer fūcārēris,
fūcārētur fūcārēmur fūcārēminī fūcārentur
perfect fūcātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect fūcātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fūcā fūcāte
future fūcātō fūcātō fūcātōte fūcantō
passive present fūcāre fūcāminī
future fūcātor fūcātor fūcantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives fūcāre fūcāvisse fūcātūrum esse fūcārī fūcātum esse fūcātum īrī
participles fūcāns fūcātūrus fūcātus fūcandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
fūcandī fūcandō fūcandum fūcandō fūcātum fūcātū



  1. dative/ablative singular of fucus


  • fuco”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fuco”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fuco in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • fuco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • without any disguise, frankly: sine fuco ac fallaciis (Att. 1. 1. 1)