ceppo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cippus. Compare the borrowed doublet cippo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃep.po/
  • Rhymes: -eppo
  • Hyphenation: cép‧po

Noun[edit]

ceppo m (plural ceppi)

  1. stump (of a tree)
  2. log (to burn)
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) root
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) bulky handcuffs (pillory-like)
  5. (informal, derogatory) habitually late person
  6. (plural only) blocks of wood used to immobilize prisoners' feet
    1. (figurative, by extension) shackles, fetters
      (figurative, by extension) imprisonment, slavery, unfreedom
  7. (nautical) cathead
  8. (biology) strain
  9. (linguistics) phylum; stock
  10. (automotive) boot
  11. (geology) sedimentary rock
  12. (literary) lineage; descent
  13. (archaic) box for the collection of duties

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