defunto

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēfunctus [​vitā​] (literally he who has finished [life]).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /deˈfun.to/, [d̪eˈfun̪t̪o]
  • Stress: defùnto
  • Hyphenation: de‧fun‧to

Participle[edit]

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

  1. past participle of defungere

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

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. corpse (dead person)

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. dead; deceased (no longer alive)

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