disnodare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ nodo (knot) +‎ -are (1st conjugation verbal suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dis.noˈda.re/, [d̪iz̪n̺oˈd̪äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: disnodàre
  • Hyphenation: di‧sno‧da‧re

Verb[edit]

disnodare (transitive, rare)

  1. Synonym of snodare
  2. (figuratively, archaic) to clarify, to disclose, to unravel
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto XIV, lines 55–57, page 207:
      Né lascerò di dir perch' altri m'oda; ¶ e buon sarà costui, s'ancor m'ammenta ¶ di ciò che vero spirto mi disnoda.
      Nor will I cease because another hears me; and well 'twill be for him, if still he mind him of what a truthful spirit to me unravels.

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