- Mud from the thermal springs at Battaglia in Italy, used to treat certain medical complaints such as gout and rheumatism.
fango (plural fangi)
Of Germanic origin, from Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌽𐌲𐌰 (fanga, “mud, addle, mire”), from Proto-Germanic *fangō (“wetness, moisture”), from Proto-Indo-European *penk- (“mud, rot, filth”). Cognate with French fange (“mud, mire”) (from Germanic), German feucht (“moist, damp”), Dutch vocht (“moisture, humidity”), Old English fūht (“moist, damp”), Swedish fukt (“moisture, humidity”).
fango m (plural fanghi)