Frisch conjectures that it may have arisen from Pistillo or Stiopo, because pistols used to have large knobs on the handle.
See the figure and description of Frisch, and my own specimen.
Thus v. Frisch could train bees to go to a blue piece of cardboard distributed among many cardboards of different shades of grey.
Mine has robbed me of half the last fortnight; but I am a little better now, and am saying to myself Frisch zu!
Mozart has given to Pedrillo's song somewhat of a military tone, suggested perhaps by the opening words "Frisch zum Kampfe!"
Amid the hum of conversation interrupted by cries of Frisch wasser!
Frisch gewagt ist halb gewonnen—Boldly ventured is half done (won).
Frisch assigns no reason for this appellation, and Jacobson gives a wrong one, viz.
Frisch affirms, in his dictionary, that our modern name is formed from carduus and scolymus united.