ganzo

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See also: ganzō

Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ganskyos (branch, twig),[1] or directly from a derivative of Proto-Indo-European *ḱank- (branch)[2][3]. Doublet of gancho.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈɡanθo̝/

Noun[edit]

ganzo m (plural ganzos)

  1. (dated) dried or partially burned twig in the past used as a torch.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Coromines, Joan; Pascual, José A. (1983–1991), “gancho”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN
  2. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q. (2006) The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World (Oxford Linguistics), New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 157
  3. ^ García Trabazo, José Virgilio (2016), “Prelatin Toponymy of Asturies: a critical review in a historical-comparative perspective”, in Lletres Asturianes[1], issue 115, retrieved 14 June 2018, pages 51-71

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ganzo (feminine ganza, masculine plural ganzi, feminine plural ganze)

  1. (archaic) extra-marriage lover
  2. (informal) smart, clever, cool
    Synonym: figo

Usage notes[edit]

The smart sense is similar to figo but with a slightly less sexual sense/component and a component of furbo (cunning, sly). It's a mix of brilliant, [mildly] gorgeous, [very] cool and [sort of] presumptuous.

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ganskyos (branch, twig).

Noun[edit]

ganzo m (plural ganzi)

  1. hook

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