See also: Prisco

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin prīscus, from earlier *priuscus, derived from prior (former”, “previous), from Proto-Italic *priōs, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *per (to go over).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpri.sko/
  • Rhymes: -isko
  • Hyphenation: prì‧sco

AdjectiveEdit

prisco (feminine prisca, masculine plural prischi, feminine plural prische)

  1. (poetic) (very) ancient
    Synonyms: antico, arcaico, passato, remoto, (literary) pristino, (literary) vetusto
    Antonyms: attuale, contemporaneo, moderno, recente
    • 14th century, Francesco Petrarca, “S'Amore o Morte non da qualche stroppio [If Love or Death do not bring some flaw]”, in Canzoniere[1], 12th edition, Turin: Laterza, published 1989, lines 5-8:
      [] i' farò forse un mio lavor sì doppio ¶ tra lo stil de' moderni e 'l sermon prisco ¶ che, paventosamente a dirlo ardisco, ¶ infin a Roma n’udirai lo scoppio.
      [] perhaps I will create a double work ¶ in modern style but with ancient content, ¶ so that, I’m fearful of saying it too boldly, ¶ you’ll hear the noise even as far as Rome.
    • 1835, Giacomo Leopardi, “II. Sul monumento di Dante [About Dante's monument]”, in Canti[2], Bari: Einaudi, published 1917, lines 3-6, page 18:
      [] non fien da' lacci sciolte ¶ dell'antico sopor l'itale menti ¶ s'ai patrii esempi della prisca etade ¶ questa terra fatal non si rivolga.
      [] they may not be freed from the snares ¶ of their age-old drowsiness, the Italian minds, ¶ if to the country's examples of the ancient age ¶ this great land will not return.

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

prīscō

  1. dative masculine singular of prīscus
  2. dative neuter singular of prīscus
  3. ablative masculine singular of prīscus
  4. ablative neuter singular of prīscus

PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

prisco m (feminine singular prisca, masculine plural priscos, feminine plural priscas, comparable)

  1. pristine (pertaining to the earliest period of something)
    Synonyms: primitivo, primevo, pristino

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin persicum (peach)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾisko/, [ˈpɾis.ko]

NounEdit

prisco m (plural priscos)

  1. (regional) apricot
    Synonym: albaricoque

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