biltade

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bilˈta.de/, [bil̪ˈt̪äːd̪e̞]
  • Stress: biltàde
  • Hyphenation: bil‧ta‧de

Noun[edit]

biltade f (plural biltadi)

  1. Obsolete form of beltà (beauty).
    • c. 1307, Dante Alighieri, “Trattato terzo, Capitolo VIII [Third treatise, Chapter 8]”, in Convivio [The Banquet]‎[1], Florence: Le Monnier, published 1964, section 21:
      conchiudo, sotto colore d’ammonire altrui, lo fine a che fatta fue tanta biltade; e dico che qual donna sente per manco la sua biltade biasimare, guardi in questo perfettissimo essemplo
      I disclose, under the pretense of admonishing someone else, the end for which such beauty was made. And I say that any lady who hears her beauty slighted for some defect should gaze upon this most perfect example