ciarlare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably onomatopoeic in origin.[1] Possibly contributes to the original sense of ciarlatano (charlatan), formed after Carlomagno (Charlemagne), for the fantastic stories told by romancers of his paladins.[2] Conversely still, a derivation from Latin ex (from, out of) + hariolor (I foretell; I prattle) has been conjectured, cognate with Latin haruspex.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ciarlare

  1. (intransitive) to chatter, gossip

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: charlar

Further reading[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ ciarlare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “ciarlare”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati
  3. ^ ciarlare in sapere.it – De Agostini Editore

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