cincinno

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃinˈt͡ʃin.no/, [t͡ʃin̺ʲˈt͡ʃin̺n̺o]
  • Rhymes: -inno
  • Stress: cincìnno
  • Hyphenation: cin‧cin‧no

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin cincinnus, from Ancient Greek κίκιννος (kíkinnos).

Noun[edit]

cincinno m (plural cincinni) (literary)

  1. A lock of curly hair.
    • 1825, Vincenzo Monti, transl., Iliade [Iliad][1], Milan: Giovanni Resnati e Gius. Bernardoni di Gio, translation of Ἰλιάς (Iliás) by Homer, published 1840, Book XIV, page 303:
      Le belle chiome al pettine commise, ¶ E di sua mano intorno all’immortale ¶ Augusto capo le compose in vaghi ¶ Ondeggianti cincinni.
      He put the beautiful hair under the comb, and with his own hand made them into wandering wavy curly locks around the immortal august head.
    • 1894, Gabriele D'Annunzio, “Libro quarto: La vita nuova [Book Fourth: The New Life]”, in Il trionfo della morte [Triumph of Death][2], published 2017, Chapter VII:
      con una gran capellatura leonina, raccoglieva la polvere tra i suoi cincinni
      with a large leonine head of hair, collected dust between his curly locks
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

cincinno

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cincinnare

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

cincinnō

  1. dative singular of cincinnus
  2. ablative singular of cincinnus