augello

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal auzel, from Late Latin *avicellus, diminutive form of Latin avis (whence also uccello).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /au̯ˈd͡ʒɛlːo/, [äu̯ˈd͡ʒɛl̺.l̺o]
  • Hyphenation: au‧gèl‧lo

Noun[edit]

augello m ‎(plural augelli) (archaic)

  1. bird
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier (2002), Canto XXIII, p. 413 vv. 1-3:
      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, [...]