bugia

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buˈdʒi.a/
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Hyphenation: bu‧gì‧a

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old Occitan bauzia, from Old Frankish *bausī (deceit) (possibly through a Vulgar Latin *bauscia (compare also Friulian bausie, Dalmatian bosca, Old French boisie), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *bausuz (puffed up, arrogant, bad). Cognate with Dutch boos, German böse, English boast.

Noun[edit]

bugia f (plural bugie)

  1. lie, untruth
    Synonyms: menzogna, falsità, fandonia, frottola
    dire bugieto tell lies
  2. (chiefly in the plural, northern Italy, chiefly Piedmont) type of dessert in the form of fritters dusted with sugar, eaten during Carnival time; similar to angel wings
    Synonyms: cencio (Tuscany), chiacchiera (Lombardy), crostolo, galano (Venice), frappa (central Italy), meraviglia (Sardinia)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French bougie.

Noun[edit]

bugia f (plural bugie)

  1. candleholder
    Synonyms: candeliere, candelabro, portacandela

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