decrepità

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See also: decrepita and decrépita

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from decrepito (decrepit) +‎ -ità (-ity)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de.kre.piˈta/, [d̪ekr̺epiˈt̪ä]
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: de‧cre‧pi‧tà

Noun[edit]

decrepità f (invariable)

  1. (literary, archaic, rare) decrepitude
    • 1580 ca., Torquato Tasso, Dialoghi, Le Monnier, published 1838, 7. “Il padre di famiglia”, page 354:
      Ma se di molto maggiore numero d'anni eccedessero, non potrebbono i padri ammaestrare i figliuoli, e sarebbon vicini a la decrepità quando i figliuoli fossero ancora ne l'infanzia o ne la prima fanciullezza []
      Although, if the fathers were to be much too older than their sons, they would not be able to discipline them, and would approach decrepitude while their sons are still infants or young boys []

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