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  • IPA(key): /et.terˈna.le/, [et̪t̪er̺ˈn̺äːl̺e̞]
  • Stress: etternàle
  • Hyphenation: et‧ter‧na‧le


etternale (masculine and feminine plural etternali)

  1. Archaic form of eternale.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XIV, lines 31–33, 37, page 211:
      Quali Alessandro in quelle parti calde ¶ d'Indïa vide sopra 'l süo stuolo ¶ fiamme cadere infino a terra salde, ¶ [] ¶ tale scendeva l’etternale ardore
      As Alexander, in those torrid parts of India, beheld upon his host flames fall unbroken till they reached the ground, thus was descending the eternal heat