buffa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian. See buffo and buffoon.

Noun[edit]

buffa (plural buffas)

  1. (music) The comic actress in an opera.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buffa

  1. feminine singular of buffo

Verb[edit]

buffa

  1. inflection of buffare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

buffa f

  1. feminine singular of buffu

Noun[edit]

buffa f (plural buffi)

  1. female equivalent of buffu: female clown

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin būfō (toad).

Noun[edit]

buffa f (plural buffi)

  1. toad (Bufo bufo)
  2. (derogatory) fat woman

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References[edit]

  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 455: “il rospo” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • Traina, Antonino (1868), “buffa”, in Nuovo vocabolario Siciliano-Italiano [New Sicilian-Italian vocabulary] (in Italian), Liber Liber, published 2020, page 574
  • Pasqualino (c. 1790), “buffa”, in Vocabolario siciliano etimologico, italiano e latino (in Italian), volume 1, page 214
  • Mortillaro, Vincenzo (1862), “buffa”, in Nuovo vocabolario siciliano-italiano (in Italian), page 120