cinquedea

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian cinquedea (literally five fingers), named after its width.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌtʃɪŋkwɨˈdi.ə/, /ˌtʃɪŋkwɨˈdeɪə/
  • Rhymes: -iːə, -eɪə
  • Hyphenation: cin‧que‧dea

Noun[edit]

cinquedea (plural cinquedeas)

  1. A short sword with a heavy blade developed in northeastern Italy during the Renaissance, often richly ornamented.
    Synonyms: anelace

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Italian[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cinque (five) +‎ dea (fingers, northen dialectal variant of dita; compare Venetian déo), in reference to the width of the blade.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌtʃin.kweˈdɛ.a/, [ˌt͡ʃiŋkweˈd̪ɛːä]
  • Rhymes: -ɛa
  • Hyphenation: cin‧que‧dè‧a

Noun[edit]

cinquedea f (plural cinquedee)

  1. anelace, cinquedea (Italian Renaissance sword)
    Synonyms: lingua di bue
    Hypernyms: daga, pugnale, spada