aiuola

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin āreola, diminutive of ārea (open space). Surface analysis: aia (threshing floor) +‎ -ola (diminutive suffix).
Compare borrowed doublet areola.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈjwɔ.la/, [äˈjwɔːl̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: a‧iuò‧la

Noun[edit]

aiuola f (plural aiuole)

  1. flowerbed, bed
  2. (archaic, poetic, metonymically) land, earth
    • 1321, Dante, the Divine Comedy: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XXII, page 412, vv. 151–153:
      L'aiuola che ci fa tanto feroci, ¶ volgendom'io con li etterni Gemelli, ¶ tutta m'apparve da' colli alle foci; []
      The threshing-floor that maketh us so proud, ¶ to me revolving with the eternal Twins, ¶ was all apparent made from hill to harbour; []