ciliegia

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Etymology[edit]

From the variant ciriegia, from Vulgar Latin ceresia, from the neuter plural of Late Latin ceresium, from Latin cerasium, from Ancient Greek κεράσιον (kerásion, cherry), from κερασός (kerasós, bird cherry), ultimately possibly of Anatolian origin. Alternatively from ciliegio, ciriegio (Tuscan), from Late Latin ceresus, from Latin cerasus. See also cerasa. Double hypercorrectism : Tuscan corrects intervocalic R → intervocalic L (assuming that cer- is a Lombard pronounciation) ; and corrects -SA → -GIA (mistakenly assuming -sa is another Lombard pronounciation) ; same for garea→ galera, another hypercorrectism

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃiˈljɛ.d͡ʒa/[1]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛdʒa
  • Hyphenation: ci‧liè‧gia

Noun[edit]

ciliegia f (plural ciliegie or ciliege, diminutive ciliegìna, augmentative ciliegióna)

  1. cherry (fruit)
  2. (color) cherry

Related terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ciliegia (invariable)

  1. (color) cherry

References[edit]

  1. ^ ciliegia in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)