pantofola

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First element from Vulgar Latin *patta (paw, foot), from Frankish *patta (paw, sole of the foot), from Proto-Germanic *pat-, *paþa- (to walk, tread, go, step), of uncertain origin and relation. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pent-, *(s)pat- (path; to walk), a variant of Proto-Indo-European *pent-, *pat- (path; to go). Cognate with Dutch pad, patte (paw), Low German pedden (to step, tread); second element unknown.

Noun[edit]

pantofola f (plural pantofole)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) slipper