avaccio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vīvācius, comparative form of vīvāciter (vigorously), from vīvāx (vigorous, lively). Compare Catalan aviat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈvat.t͡ʃo/, [äˈvätt͡ʃo̞]
  • Stress: avàccio
  • Hyphenation: a‧vac‧cio

Adverb[edit]

avaccio (obsolete)

  1. soon, early
    Synonym: presto
  2. quickly, eagerly
    Synonym: in fretta
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      1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto X, lines 115–117, page 161:
      E già ’l maestro mio mi richiamava; ¶ per ch’i’ pregai lo spirto più avaccio ¶ che mi dicesse con chi lu’ istava.
      And now my Master was recalling me; wherefore more eagerly I prayed the spirit that he would tell me who was with him there.

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