balzare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Various theories exist. One ties it to Late Latin *ballizare, from Ancient Greek βαλλίζω (ballízō).[1] Another derives it from Late Latin balteāre, present active infinitive of balteō, from baltea, from Latin balteus (belt).[2]

Verb[edit]

balzare

  1. (intransitive)to jump, skip or leap
    Synonyms: saltare, spiccare, rimbalzare, scattare, sbalzare, lanciarsi, slanciarsi, gettarsi, avventarsi, scagliarsi, aggredire, assalire, sobbalzare, sussultare, trasalire
  2. (intransitive, rare) to bounce back
  3. (intransitive) (with a) to be glaring or readily noticeable (to)
    Synonym: risaltare
    un vestito che balza agli occhia dress that is glaring to the eyes
  4. (intransitive) (of a heart) to palpitate or throb
  5. (transitive) to swing or hurl
    Synonym: scaraventare

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “balzare”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati
  2. ^ balzare in sapere.it – De Agostini Editore

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