culla

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *cunla, syncopated form of cūnula, diminutive of Latin cūna, cūnae (cradle), from Proto-Italic *koinā, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱoyneh₂, derived from the root *ḱey- (to be lying down; to settle). Doublet of cuna.

Noun[edit]

culla f (plural culle)

  1. cradle
    Lascia il bambino nella culla.
    Leave the baby in the crib.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

culla

  1. third-person singular present of cullare
  2. second-person singular imperative of cullare

Further reading[edit]

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