defunto

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin (​vītā​) dēfūnctus (he who has finished [life]).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deˈfun.to/
  • Hyphenation: de‧fùn‧to

Adjective[edit]

defunto (feminine singular defunta, masculine plural defunti, feminine plural defunte)

  1. dead, defunct
    Questa casa apparteneva al mio defunto nonno.This house used to belong to my dead grandfather.
    Synonyms: deceduto, morto
    Antonym: vivo
  2. (figuratively, of things) dead, defunct, past
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso [The Divine Comedy: Paradise] (paperback), Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XXVI, lines 7–9, page 464:
      Comincia dunque; e dì ove s'appunta ¶ l'anima tua, e fa ragion che sia ¶ la vista in te smarrita e non defunta
      Begin then, and declare to what thy soul ¶ is aimed, and count it for a certainty, ¶ sight is in thee bewildered and not dead
    • Synonyms: passato, perento, scomparso, tramontato
    • Antonyms: vitale, vivo

Noun[edit]

defunto m (plural defunti, feminine defunta)

  1. deceased (male)
    Il defunto fu seppellito quello stesso giorno.The deceased was buried that very day.
    Synonym: morto
    Antonyms: vivente, vivo

Participle[edit]

defunto m (feminine singular defunta, masculine plural defunti, feminine plural defunte)

  1. past participle of defungere

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Further reading[edit]

  • defunto in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • defunto in Grandi Dizionari
  • defunto in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti
  • defunto in sapere.it – De Agostini Editore
  • defunto in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin (​vītā​) dēfūnctus (he who has finished [life]).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

defunto m (feminine singular defunta, masculine plural defuntos, feminine plural defuntas, comparable)

  1. dead; deceased (no longer alive)
    Synonyms: morto, falecido

Noun[edit]

defunto m (plural defuntos, feminine defunta, feminine plural defuntas)

  1. corpse (dead person)
    Synonyms: morto, corpo, cadáver

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