accasciarsi

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

accasciare +‎ -si

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ak.kaʃˈʃar.si/
  • Stress: accasciàrsi
  • Hyphenation: ac‧ca‧sciar‧si

Verb[edit]

accasciarsi

  1. reflexive of accasciare
  2. (reflexive) to collapse
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XXIV, lines 52–57, page 358:
      E però leva sù; vinci l’ambascia ¶ con l’animo che vince ogni battaglia, ¶ se col suo grave corpo non s’accascia. ¶ Più lunga scala convien che si saglia; ¶ non basta da costoro esser partito. ¶ Se tu mi ’ntendi, or fa sì che ti vaglia
      And therefore raise up, overcome the anguish with spirit that overcomes every battle, if with its heavy body it sinks not. A longer stairway it behoves you mount; ⁠it is not enough from these to have departed; let it avail you, if you understand me.
  3. (reflexive, figuratively) to lose heart

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