Before proceeding to determine the meaning of the term cliff, it is essential to know its etymological origin. In this case, we can establish that it derives from the verb riscar, which, in turn, comes from the Latin verb “resecare”, which can be translated as “cut” and that is the result of the sum of the prefix “re-” (reiteration) and "secare" (cut).
The notion of crag usually used with reference to a crag or one summit of great height and difficult access. The cliff is a boulder which, due to its characteristics, is dangerous for those who wish to reach it or travel it.
For example: "The climber stayed a few seconds on the cliff and then began to descend", “Tragedy in the mountains: a car fell apart when trying to reach a cliff”, “You can still see the flag that we stick in the cliff”.
The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) also recognizes other meanings of cliff, although they are not very usual. The RAE points out that a cliff can be a crack or an incision; a rest of bread; a fritter that is made with battered honey batter; or up to risk .
Risco is also the name of a village which is located in the Spanish province of Badajoz . According to demographic data of 2013 , in this municipality of the Autonomous Community of Extremadura less than two hundred people reside.
It is framed within the region of La Siberia, is located 497 meters above sea level and has, among its most important monuments, the Hermitage of San Isidro, the Parish of San Blas, dating from the eighteenth century, and the Hermitage of Our Lady of Good Bliss.
He Monastery of Our Lady of the Risco , on the other hand, is a convent of century XVI which is in the Sierra de Ávila and that is currently in ruins. This monastery is situated in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León (Spain ).
In the same way, we must not forget that in the Canarian archipelago, specifically on the island of Gran Canaria, there is what is known as the Fallen Risco. It is a ceremonial center or almogarén that is considered as a very rich and interesting archaeological complex of religious and astronomical character referring to the ancient settlers of that land.
It has an undeniable historical, biological and artistic value and is situated in the surroundings of the Caldera de Tejeda. And it is that to the existing cave caves we must add terraces or spectacular geological scenarios. All this without forgetting that it has an Observatory and that the female sexed representations that can be found are very interesting and that, it seems, come to indicate the existence of a fertility cult at that time.
Crag Finally, it is the name of several companies: RISCO Group (with offices in Australia , United Kingdom , Spain , Italy , U.S , Poland , Argentina , Chile , Israel and other countries), Risco Travel (Argentine travel agency) and Risco S.p.A. (machinery for industry of food), among others.