See also: baco, Baco, and bacò


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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese baço, of uncertain origin, possibly from a Vulgar Latin *hepatium, from Ancient Greek ἡπάτιον (hēpátion), from ἧπαρ (hêpar, liver). Alternatively from Latin badius. Compare Spanish bazo.


baço m (plural baços)

  1. spleen

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin badius (reddish-brown), from Proto-Indo-European *badyo- (yellow; brown). Less likely from a Vulgar Latin *opacius, from opacus.


baço m (feminine singular baça, masculine plural baços, feminine plural baças, comparable)

  1. which has lost its lustre or shininess