calcagno

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin calcāneum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

calcagno m (plural calcagni m, alternative plural calcagna f)

  1. (anatomy) heel
  2. heel (of a shoe)
    Synonym: tacco

Usage notes[edit]

The feminine plural calcagna is mainly used in the sense “being at somebody's heels”:

Loro stanno alle calcagna del ladro.They are pursuing the robber.

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