See also: oscurò

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish oscuro (dark). Doublet of obscure.

NounEdit

oscuro (plural oscuros)

  1. A cigar made with very dark tobacco.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin obscūrus.

AdjectiveEdit

oscuro (feminine oscura, masculine plural oscuri, feminine plural oscure)

  1. dark
    1472, Dante Alighieri, Comedìa (Divine Comedy), Inferno, Canto I, 1-3:
    Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
    mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
    ché la diritta via era smarrita
    Midway upon the journey of our life
    I found myself within a forest dark,
    ⁠For the straightforward pathway had been lost (Translation: Longfellow (1867))
  2. obscure
  3. gloomy, sombre
  4. humble
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NounEdit

oscuro m (plural oscuri)

  1. darkness

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

oscuro

  1. first-person singular present indicative of oscurare

Further readingEdit

  • oscuro in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin obscūrus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /osˈkuɾo/, [osˈku.ɾo]

AdjectiveEdit

oscuro (feminine oscura, masculine plural oscuros, feminine plural oscuras) (superlative oscurísimo)

  1. dark (lacking light)
  2. dark (of a color, deep in hue)
  3. obscure, incomprehensible
  4. suspicious, unclear

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