See also: Freddo and freddò

Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfred.do/
  • Audio (Lombardy):(file)
  • Rhymes: -eddo
  • Hyphenation: fréd‧do

Etymology 1

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Inherited from Latin frīgidus (cold) (through a syncopated Vulgar Latin or Late Latin form frigdus, fricdus, attested in the Appendix Probi, or fridus, found in a Pompeian inscription), itself from frīgeō (to be cold), from frīgus (cold, coldness), from Proto-Indo-European *sriHgos-, *sriges-, *sriHges-. Doublet of frigido, a later borrowing.

Adjective

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freddo (feminine fredda, masculine plural freddi, feminine plural fredde, superlative freddissimo, diminutive freddìno or freddolìno or freddùccio, pejorative freddàccio)

  1. cold
    Synonyms: gelato, ghiaccio, scostante
    Antonyms: caldo, appassionato
Derived terms
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Noun

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freddo m (plural freddi)

  1. the cold
  2. chill
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Etymology 2

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Verb

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freddo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of freddare