tosco

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Tuscus (Tuscan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtos.ko/, [ˈt̪os̪.ko]
  • Hyphenation: tós‧co

Adjective[edit]

tosco m (feminine tosca, masculine plural toschi, feminine plural tosche)

  1. (archaic) Tuscan
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Johannes Numeister (1472), Canto X, c3v, line 16]:
      O toſco che per la cipta del foco ¶ uiuo ten uai coſi parlando honeſto [...]
      O Tuscan, thou who through the city of fire ¶ goest alive, thus speaking modestly [...]

Noun[edit]

tosco m (plural toschi)

  1. (archaic) A person from or an inhabitant of Tuscany.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Albanian toskë (Tosk).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔs.ko/, [ˈt̪ɔs̪.ko̞]
  • Hyphenation: tòs‧co

Adjective[edit]

tosco m (feminine tosca, masculine plural toschi, feminine plural tosche)

  1. (archaic) Of or pertaining to the southern part of Albania.

Etymology 3[edit]

Poetic alteration of tossico (poisonous substance).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔs.ko/, [ˈt̪ɔs̪.ko̞]
  • Hyphenation: tòs‧co

Noun[edit]

tosco m (plural toschi)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) poison, harmful substance
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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tosco m (feminine tosca, masculine plural toscos, feminine plural toscas, comparable)

  1. (of stone) unpolished
  2. (by extension, of an object) rough; raw; coarse; crude
  3. (of a person) uncouth; rude
  4. (slang) lame; boring
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin tuscus (Etruscan).

Adjective[edit]

tosco m (feminine tosca, masculine plural toscos, feminine plural toscas)

  1. crude
  2. uncouth
  3. coarse, rough
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