loco

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English[edit]

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Italian

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loco (not comparable)

  1. (music) A direction in written or printed music to return to the proper pitch after having played an octave higher or lower.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish loco (insane, crazy), from loco (loose). From Arabic لَوَق (lawaq, foolishness) or Ancient Greek γλαυκός (glaukós, clear).

Adjective[edit]

loco (comparative more loco, superlative most loco)

  1. (colloquial) crazy
    • 2003, The New Yorker, 15 Dec 2003, p.56
      You know, I’m a little loco. Kinda crazy, zany guy.
  2. (western US) intoxicated by eating locoweed
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Noun[edit]

loco (plural locos)

  1. (botany) certain species of Astragalus or Oxytropis, capable of causing locoism.
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loco (third-person singular simple present locos, present participle locoing, simple past and past participle locoed)

  1. (transitive) To poison with the loco plant; to affect with locoism.
  2. (transitive, colloquial, by extension) To render insane.
    • W. D. Howells
      the locoed novelist

Etymology 3[edit]

Abbreviation of locomotive.

Noun[edit]

loco (plural locos)

  1. (rail transport, informal) a locomotive
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Rudyard Kipling to this entry?)
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Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

loco (plural locos)

  1. Place, location.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Italian, from Latin locus, from Old Latin stlocus from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (to put, place, locate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔko/, [ˈl̺ɔː.ko]
  • Hyphenation: lò‧co

Noun[edit]

loco m (plural lochi)

  1. (poetic) A place.
  2. (poetic) A written passage.

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loco

  1. first-person singular present indicative of locare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From locus (place, location).

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locō (present infinitive locāre, perfect active locāvī, supine locātum); first conjugation

  1. I put, place, set.
  2. I arrange, establish.
  3. I lease, hire out, lend.

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of loco (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present locō locās locat locāmus locātis locant
imperfect locābam locābās locābat locābāmus locābātis locābant
future locābō locābis locābit locābimus locābitis locābunt
perfect locāvī locāvistī locāvit locāvimus locāvistis locāvērunt, locāvēre
pluperfect locāveram locāverās locāverat locāverāmus locāverātis locāverant
future perfect locāverō locāveris locāverit locāverimus locāveritis locāverint
passive present locor locāris, locāre locātur locāmur locāminī locantur
imperfect locābar locābāris, locābāre locābātur locābāmur locābāminī locābantur
future locābor locāberis, locābere locābitur locābimur locābiminī locābuntur
perfect locātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect locātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect locātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present locem locēs locet locēmus locētis locent
imperfect locārem locārēs locāret locārēmus locārētis locārent
perfect locāverim locāverīs locāverit locāverīmus locāverītis locāverint
pluperfect locāvissem locāvissēs locāvisset locāvissēmus locāvissētis locāvissent
passive present locer locēris, locēre locētur locēmur locēminī locentur
imperfect locārer locārēris, locārēre locārētur locārēmur locārēminī locārentur
perfect locātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect locātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present locā locāte
future locātō locātō locātōte locantō
passive present locāre locāminī
future locātor locātor locantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives locāre locāvisse locātūrus esse locārī locātus esse locātum īrī
participles locāns locātūrus locātus locandus

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Noun[edit]

locō

  1. dative masculine singular of locus
  2. ablative masculine singular of locus

Old Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locus, from Old Latin stlocus, from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (to put, place, locate)..

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔko/
  • Hyphenation: lò‧co

Noun[edit]

loco m (plural lochi)

  1. place

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

loco

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of locar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic [script needed] (lawqa). Compare Portuguese louco.

Adjective[edit]

loco m (feminine loca, masculine plural locos, feminine plural locas)

  1. crazy, insane, mad (asserting that something is out of place in the head).
    David está muy loco
    David's really crazy.
  2. rash, risky, imprudent
  3. tremendous, terrific, huge, enormous
  4. overgrown, rambling
  5. loose (pipe fittings, pulley)
  6. sexy (only with "ser" ex. soy loco)
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loco m (plural locos, feminine loca)

  1. (pejorative) A crazy person.
  2. A highly affected homosexual; fruit.
  3. A plant in the genus Astragalus or Oxytropis.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Mapudungun

Noun[edit]

loco m (plural locos)

  1. (Chile) Chilean edible gastropod mollusk resembling abalone but is, in fact, a muricid (Concholepas concholepas)
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