ambascia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. On the face of it, identity with Late Latin ambascia, ambactia (service), from Proto-Germanic *ambahtiją, seems plausible; e.g. through a development “service” → “toil” → “distress”. If so, related with ambasciata (embassy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /amˈbaʃ.ʃa/
  • Rhymes: -aʃʃa
  • Hyphenation: am‧bà‧scia

Noun[edit]

ambascia f (plural ambasce)

  1. anguish, distress
    Synonyms: angoscia, ansia

References[edit]

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