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See also: Augello



From Old Occitan auzel, from Late Latin aucellus, from Vulgar Latin *avicellus, with gender change from *avicella, diminutive form of Latin avis (bird). Same source as uccello.


  • IPA(key): /au̯ˈd͡ʒɛl.lo/, [äu̯ˈd͡ʒɛl̺l̺o]
  • Stress: augèllo
  • Hyphenation: au‧gel‧lo


augello m (plural augelli) (archaic, poetic)

  1. bird
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso [The Divine Comedy: Paradise] (paperback), Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XXIII, lines 1–3, page 413:
      Come l'augello, intra l'amate fronde, ¶ posato al nido de' suoi dolci nati ¶ la notte che le cose ci nasconde
      Even as a bird, 'mid the beloved leaves, ¶ quiet upon the nest of her sweet brood ¶ throughout the night, that hideth all things from us
    • 1475, Angelo Poliziano, Stanze de messer Angelo Politiano cominciate per la giostra del magnifico Giuliano di Pietro de Medici[1] (in Italian), collected in Poesie Italiane by Saverio Orlando, Bologna: Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, published 1988, Book I:
      ove in su’ rami fra novelle fronde ¶ cantano i loro amor soavi augelli
      in whose branches gentle birds sing of their loves among fresh leaves
    • 1850, Giosuè Carducci, Odi Barbare [Barbarian Odes]‎[2], collected in Poesie, Nicola Zanichelli, published 1906, page 854:
      fósche con volo di sinistri augelli ¶ vengon le nubi
      dark, with the flight of sinister birds, the clouds come
    • Synonyms: uccello