brividio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

brivido (shiver, noun) +‎ -io (durative-frequentative suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bri.viˈdi.o/, [br̺iviˈd̪iːo]
  • Hyphenation: bri‧vi‧dìo

Noun[edit]

brividio m (plural brividii)

  1. (literary) An intense, prolonged shiver.
    Gli sopravvenne ¶ per le membra immortali un brividio
    a shiver crept up his immortal limbs
  2. (literary, figuratively) flickering (of lights)
    Nell’alta notte agostana ¶ sotto il perlato brividio, ¶ fuori dalla mia tana ¶ inginocchiato, riconobbi Iddio.
    In the deep August night, under the pearly flickering [of the stars], kneeling outside of my den, I recognized God.

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