balzello

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See also: balzellò

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From balzare (to spring). The meaning of impost alludes to the perceived capriciousness with which the tax was imposed

Noun[edit]

balzello m (plural balzelli)

  1. impost (heavy tax)

Verb[edit]

balzello

  1. first-person singular present indicative of balzellare

Etymology 2[edit]

Diminutive of balzo

Noun[edit]

balzello m (plural balzelli)

  1. a small leap, a caper