giavellotto

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Italian[edit]

raffigurazione di un uomo che lancia un giavellotto – depiction of a man throwing a javelin
un atleta con un giavellotto in mano – an athlete with a javelin in his hand

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French javelot, from Vulgar Latin *gabalottus (spear), derived from Gaulish *gabalos.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒa.velˈlɔt.to/
  • Rhymes: -ɔtto
  • Hyphenation: gia‧vel‧lòt‧to

Noun[edit]

giavellotto m (plural giavellotti)

  1. (weaponry) javelin
  2. javelin (spear used in athletic events)

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References[edit]

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