Galician

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Etymology

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Attested since the 18th century (the derivative parafuso (screw) since the 13th century). From Latin fusus.

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Noun

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fuso m (plural fusos)

  1. spindle
    • 1911, Francisco Portela Pérez, O pé da lareira:
      Fiaba a seña Marica unha boa mazaroca de liño: mollaba nos lábeos os dous pormeiros dedos da man esquerda e tirando cara abaixo faguía un fío daquel manoxo de estrigas, mentras que ca dereita enredábaio no fuso, que bailaba de demoro.
      lady Mary was spinning a large spindleful of flax: she moistened the fist two finger of her left hand on her lips and, pulling down, she was making a thread of that handful of stricks, while with her right hand she was winding it in the spindle, which danced slowly
  2. threaded axis of a wine press
  3. other similar threaded shafts

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References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “perafuso”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “perafuso”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • fuso” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • fuso” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • fuso” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian

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Etymology 1

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From Latin fūsus, past participle of fundō (to pour out), from Proto-Italic *hundō, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰewd-.

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Participle

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fuso (feminine fusa, masculine plural fusi, feminine plural fuse)

  1. past participle of fondere

Adjective

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fuso (feminine fusa, masculine plural fusi, feminine plural fuse)

  1. melted
  2. cast
  3. (informal, figurative) worn-out, exhausted
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Etymology 2

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From Latin fūsus, of unclear origin.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfu.zo/, (traditional) /ˈfu.so/[1]
  • Rhymes: -uzo, (traditional) -uso
  • Hyphenation: fù‧so

Noun

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fuso m (plural fusi m or (archaic except in fixed expressions) fusa f)

  1. (spinning, machinery) spindle
  2. (heraldry) fusil
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  • The archaic feminine plural fusa is only used in expressions:
    fare le fusato purr
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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 fuso in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Latin

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Noun

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fūsō

  1. dative/ablative singular of fūsus

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fūsō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of fūsus

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Latin fūsus.

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Noun

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fuso m (plural fusos)

  1. (spinning) spindle (rod used for spinning and winding thread)
  2. Clipping of fuso horário.

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