coltre

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from coltrice.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkol.tre/, [ˈkol̪t̪r̺e]
  • Rhymes: -oltre
  • Stress: cóltre
  • Hyphenation: col‧tre

Noun[edit]

coltre f (plural coltri)

  1. (literary) (heavy) blanket or quilt
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback, in Italian), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XXIV, lines 46–48:
      «Omai convien che tu così ti spoltre», ¶ disse 'l maestro; «ché, seggendo in piuma, ¶ in fama non si vien, né sotto coltre; [] »
      "Now it behoves thee thus to put off sloth," ¶ My Master said; "for sitting upon down, ¶ Or under quilt, one cometh not to fame"
  2. (figuratively) coat, cover, layer
  3. A funereal cloth that covers a coffin.