allattare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *allactāre, present active infinitive of *allactō, from Latin lac (milk). Compare French allaiter, Catalan alletar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /al.latˈta.re/
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: al‧lat‧tà‧re

Verb[edit]

allattàre (first-person singular present allàtto, first-person singular past historic allattài, past participle allattàto, auxiliary avére)

  1. (transitive) to breastfeed, to suckle, to nurse
    Synonym: allattare al seno
  2. (intransitive, rare) to breastfeed, to suckle, to nurse (of a baby) [auxiliary avere]
    • c. 1900, Abruzzese traditional song (lyrics and music), “Amara terra mia”, performed by Domenico Modugno:
      Fra gli uliveti è nata già la luna. Un bimbo piange e allatta un seno magro.
      Among the olive groves the moon already has already risen. A child cries and breastfeeds from a skinny breast.

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Further reading[edit]

  • allattare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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