abbarbagliare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- (towards) +‎ barbagliare (to sparkle, shine)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ab.bar.baˈʎa.re/, [äbbär̺bäʎˈʎäːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: abbarbagliàre
  • Hyphenation: ab‧bar‧ba‧glia‧re

Verb[edit]

abbarbagliare

  1. (transitive) to dazzle
    • 1516, Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso [Raging Roland][1] (in Italian), Venice: Printed by Gabriel Giolito, published 1551, Canto XXII, page 102:
      Lo ſcudo nō pur gli occhi abbarbaglia, ¶ ma fa, ch'ogn'altro ſenſo attonito erra.
      The shield dazzles not only the eyes, ¶ but makes so that every other sense wanders struck.
    • 1835, Giacomo Leopardi, “Io qui vagando [I, Wandering Here]”, in Canti[2] (in Italian), Bari: Einaudi, published 1917, lines 14–15, page 143:
      [] e m’abbarbaglia ¶ le luci il crudo sol pregne di pianto.
      [] and the rough Sun dazzles my eyes filled with tears.
    • Synonyms: abbacinare, abbagliare
  2. (figuratively, transitive) to astonish

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