fimo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fimum (dung).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfi.mo/, [ˈfiːmo]
  • Rhymes: -imo
  • Stress: fìmo
  • Hyphenation: fi‧mo

Noun[edit]

fimo m (plural fimi)

  1. (literary) dung, ordure
    • 1822, Ippolito Pindemonte, transl., Odissea [Odyssey][1], Verona: Società Tipografica Editrice, translation of Ὀδύσσεια (Odýsseia) by Homer, Libro XVII, lines 358-359, page 506:
      Negletto allor giacea nel molto fimo ¶ di muli, e buoi sparso alle porte innanzi, []
      At the time, it laid neglected upon the abundant dung ¶ of mules and oxen, scattered in front of the doors, []
    • 1904, Giovanni Pascoli, “La canzone del bucato”, in Primi poemetti [First short poems][2], Bologna: Zanichelli, published 1907, Section III, page 116:
      Sopra le margherite e sopra il timo ¶ stava la tela, e si vedea lì presso ¶ un canapaio nero ancor di fimo.
      Upon the daisies and the thyme ¶ laid the cloth, and nearby could be seen ¶ a hemp field still blackened by the ordure.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

fimō

  1. dative singular of fimus
  2. ablative singular of fimus