frale

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fragilis, probably through Old French fraile.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfra.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: frà‧le

Adjective[edit]

frale (plural frali)

  1. (poetic) frail
    Synonym: fragile
    • c. 1294, Dante Alighieri, La Vita Nuova [The New Life]‎[1], Venice: Antonelli editrice, published 1865:
      l'anima era tutta data nel pensare di questa gentilissima, ond'io divenni in picciolo tempo poi di sì frale e debole condizione, che a molti amici pesava della mia vista
      My soul was focused in thinking about this fairest one, and shortly thereafter my condition became so fragile and weak that many of my friends had trouble watching it

Noun[edit]

frale m (plural frali)

  1. (poetic) the human body

References[edit]

  • frale in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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