farfalla

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Italian parpaglione, probably from Latin papilio (butterfly), cognate with Old French paveillon, Catalan papallo, Provençal parpalhos, Lombardic parpaja. Or, 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
  5. throttle valve, butterfly valve

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