anzi

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See also: Anzi, ànzi, and ànzì

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin antea, with the -i under influence of Italian anti (before, in front of) (from Latin ante) or from a hypothetical Vulgar Latin *anteis (from Latin ante + eis).[1], or from a Vulgar Latin *antius, as a neuter comparative of ante. Compare Old French ains, Catalan ans. See also anziano.

Interjection[edit]

anzi

  1. on the contrary
  2. or rather; or better still; or better yet; or even.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angelo Prati, "Vocabolario Etimologico Italiano", Torino, 1951; headwords anzi and anti