cervello

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Italian[edit]

Un cervello umano.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cerebellum, derived from cerebrum, from Proto-Italic *kerazrom, from a Proto-Indo-European form *ḱerh₂-s-ro, from the root *ḱerh₂- (head). The alternative plural cervella derives from the Latin plural form cerebella. Doublet of the borrowing cerebello; cf. the derived cerebellare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃerˈvɛl.lo/, [t͡ʃer̺ˈvɛl̺ːo]
  • Hyphenation: cer‧vèl‧lo

Noun[edit]

cervello m (plural cervelli, alternative plural cervella f)

  1. (anatomy) brain
  2. (figuratively) intellect, reason
    1. (by extension) The tendencies or inclinations of an individual.
    2. (by extension) An individual or person (referring to their tendencies and inclinations).
    3. (management) The main manager of an activity or business.

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