fagotto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian fagotto. So called from being divided into parts for ease of carrying, making it a sort of small bundle or fagot. Doublet of fagot.

Noun[edit]

fagotto (plural fagottos or fagottoes or fagotti)

  1. (music, dated) The bassoon.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fagotto in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of Vulgar Latin *facus, from Latin fascis (bundle of wood), or perhaps from Ancient Greek φάκελος (phákelos, bundle).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fagotto m (plural fagotti)

  1. bundle, sack
  2. (figurative) clumsy or awkward person, a klutz or goofball
  3. (music) bassoon

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Fagott
  • Russian: фаго́т (fagót) (see there for further descendants)

References[edit]

  1. ^ fagotto1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. ^ fagotto in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)