chiasso

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from a Vulgar Latin *classum, derivative of Late Latin conclassāre, or from Latin classicum, with the sense of a "signal for mustering". Alternatively, derived from the second etymology below, with the sense of brothel.

Noun[edit]

chiasso m ‎(plural chiassi)

  1. din, uproar
  2. fuss, stir

Etymology 2[edit]

Either from Latin classis ‎(section, class), or from clausum ‎(enclosed space).

Noun[edit]

chiasso m ‎(plural chiassi)

  1. (vicolo) alley
  2. (bordello) brothel