From Old Spanish cobdo, from Latin cubitus, from cubitum (“elbow”). Compare the borrowed doublet cúbito. Cognate with Portuguese coto, French coude, Romanian cot.
codo m (plural codos)
- (anatomy) elbow
- cubit (measure)
From codicia or codicioso, influenced by codo (“elbow”), perhaps with an initially euphemistic intention.
codo (feminine singular coda, masculine plural codos, feminine plural codas)
- (colloquial, Mexico) selfish, avaricious, stingy