farfalla

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Perhaps of phonosemantic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /farˈfal.la/, [fär̺ˈfäl̺l̺ä]
  • (file)
  • Stress: farfàlla
  • Hyphenation: far‧fal‧la

Noun[edit]

farfalla f (plural farfalle)

  1. butterfly
  2. bow tie
  3. (chiefly in the plural) pasta in the shape of butterflies or bow ties
  4. (swimming) the butterfly stroke

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • farfalla in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • farfalla in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti
  • Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “farfalla”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati