catafalco

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian catafalco.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

catafalco (plural catafalcoes)

  1. Alternative form of catafalque

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian catafalco.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: ca‧ta‧fal‧co

Noun[edit]

catafalco m (plural catafalcos)

  1. catafalque, catafalco

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Vulgar Latin *catafalicum, derived from Ancient Greek κατά (katá, down) + Latin fala (scaffolding, wooden siege tower). Also influenced scaffold.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.taˈfal.ko/
  • Rhymes: -alko
  • Hyphenation: ca‧ta‧fàl‧co

Noun[edit]

catafalco m (plural catafalchi)

  1. catafalque (platform used to display or convey a coffin)
  2. hearse, bier
  3. (figuratively, humorous) something excessively voluminous or cumbersome
  4. stage (elevated platform for performances)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • catafalco in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian catafalco.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

catafalco m (plural catafalcos)

  1. catafalque, catafalco
    Synonym: essa

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian catafalco.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kataˈfalko/, [ka.t̪aˈfal.ko]
  • Hyphenation: ca‧ta‧fal‧co

Noun[edit]

catafalco m (plural catafalcos)

  1. catafalque, catafalco

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