aiuola

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin āreola, diminutive of ārea ‎(open space).

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 Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier (2002), Canto XXII, p. 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; [...]