farrago


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far·ra·go

 (fə-rä′gō, -rā′-)
n. pl. far·ra·goes
An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration: "their special farrago of resentments" (William Safire).

[Latin farrāgō, mixed fodder, hodgepodge, from far, farr-, a kind of grain; see bhares- in Indo-European roots.]

farrago

(fəˈrɑːɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos or -goes
a hotchpotch
[C17: from Latin: mash for cattle (hence, a mixture), from fār spelt]
farraginous adj

far•ra•go

(fəˈrɑ goʊ, -ˈreɪ-)

n., pl. -goes.
a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley.
[1625–35; < Latin: literally, mixed crop of feed grains, derivative of far emmer]

farrago

- From Latin, originally "a mash for feeding cattle"; later, figuratively, a medley or hodgepodge.
See also related terms for mash.

Farrago

 mixed fodder for cattle, hence, a confused mixture or hotchpotch of things or persons.
Examples: farrago of cant; of cowardice, 1827; of cunning; of doubts; of fears; of hope; of lies; of popery, Arminianism, and what not, 1637; of wishes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farrago - a motley assortment of thingsfarrago - a motley assortment of things  
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"

farrago

noun hotchpotch, mixture, jumble, medley, hash, mixed bag, potpourri, mélange (French), miscellany, mishmash, hodgepodge, salmagundi, gallimaufry an intolerable farrago of rubbish
Translations

farrago

[fəˈrɑːgəʊ] N (farragos or farragoes (pl)) → fárrago m

farrago

[fəˈrɑːgəʊ] [farragoes or farragos] (pl) n (= hotchpotch) → méli-mélo m invfar-reaching [ˌfɑːrˈriːtʃɪŋ] adj [effects, consequences, implications] → d'une portée considérable; [changes] → profond(e); [reforms] → de grande envergure

farrago

nGemisch nt, → Allerlei nt
References in classic literature ?
After that came a farrago of Chinese, so like the voice of Ah Moy, that again, though for the last time, Michael sought about the steerage for the utterer.
The less I understood of this farrago, the less I was in a position to judge of its importance; and an appeal so worded could not be set aside without a grave responsibility.
If we add to this evil, the attendant glitter upon glitter, we have a perfect farrago of discordant and displeasing effects.
And so the farrago of unrelated memories continued to rise vocal on Skipper's lips to the heave of his body and the beat of his arms, while Jerry, crouched against the side of the bunk mourned and mourned his grief and inability to be of help.
I started to raise my death-chant again--a purely extemporised farrago of a drug-crazed youth.
And thereafter Saxon listened, in a maze, to what almost seemed a wild farrago, save that the strange meaningless phrases were fraught with dim, mysterious significance.
I'll break it for him, said I, now flying into a passion again at this unaccountable farrago of the landlord's.
Just as we led princess Ida through a surreal isometric world laden with puzzles and artefacts, we are now tasked with the added complexity of manipulating two characters through a mesmerising farrago of even more intriguing puzzles.
Summary: New Delhi [India] Feb 7 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in the Lok Sabha as a farrago of misrepresentations and half-truths.
Ms Irving said: "Do you agree, what there was, was a farrago of failures so fundamental that a prosecution is never going to be achievable?
The biggest winner in this whole farrago is Camelot.
Scarier still is the way Pontrhydyfen's greatest son sleepwalks his way through the whole farrago with one eye on the pay-cheque and the other on the mini-bar.