See also: Tosco

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin Tuscus (Tuscan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtos.ko/, [ˈt̪os̪ko]
  • Rhymes: -osko
  • Hyphenation: tó‧sco

AdjectiveEdit

tosco (feminine singular tosca, masculine plural toschi, feminine plural tosche)

  1. (archaic) Tuscan

NounEdit

tosco m (plural toschi)

  1. (archaic) A person from or an inhabitant of Tuscany.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, “Inferno [Hell]”, in La divina commedia [The Divine Comedy]‎[1], 1st edition, Foligno: Printed by Johannes Numeister and Evangelista Mei, published 1472, Canto X, lines 22-23:
      O toſco che per la cipta del foco ¶ uiuo ten uai coſi parlando honeſto []
      «O Tuscan, thou who through the city of fire ¶ goest alive, thus speaking modestly [] »
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Albanian toskë (Tosk).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔs.ko/, [ˈt̪ɔs̪ko]
  • Rhymes: -ɔsko
  • Hyphenation: tò‧sco

AdjectiveEdit

tosco (feminine singular tosca, masculine plural toschi, feminine plural tosche)

  1. (dated) Of or pertaining to the southern part of Albania.

Proper nounEdit

tosco m

  1. The Tosk variety of the Albanian language.

Etymology 3Edit

Poetic alteration of tossico (poisonous substance).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔs.ko/, [ˈt̪ɔs̪ko]
  • Rhymes: -ɔsko
  • Hyphenation: tò‧sco

NounEdit

tosco m (plural toschi)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) poison, harmful substance
    Synonym: veleno

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tŭscus (Etruscan), in the context of Vicus Tuscus in Rome, whose inhabitants had a bad reputation.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tosco m (feminine singular tosca, masculine plural toscos, feminine plural toscas, comparable)

  1. (of stone) unpolished
    Synonym: bruto
    Antonyms: lapidado, lavrado
  2. (by extension, of an object) rough; raw; coarse; crude
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:grosseiro
  3. (of a person) uncouth; rude
  4. (slang) lame; boring

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tuscus (Etruscan), from Vicus Tuscus (the dwellers of Vicus Tuscus in Rome had a bad reputation).

AdjectiveEdit

tosco (feminine singular tosca, masculine plural toscos, feminine plural toscas)

  1. crude
  2. uncouth
  3. coarse, rough, rough around the edges
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