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From Befana, a folkloric figure.


  • IPA(key): /beˈ
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: be‧fà‧na


befana f (plural befane)

  1. the presents or treats received by children from Befana on the night before Epiphany
    ricevere la befanato receive the befana
    La mia befana quest'anno è stata misera.
    My befana was miserable this year.
  2. (humorous or offensive) a crone or old hag
    Synonyms: racchia, strega
  3. Alternative letter-case form of Befana

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Further reading[edit]

  • befana in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication
  • befana in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana