guaio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wai (expression of grief).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwa.jo/, [ˈɡwäːjo]
  • Hyphenation: guà‧io

Noun[edit]

guaio m (plural guai)

  1. (archaic, chiefly in the plural) lament, lamentation, cry
  2. (archaic, by extension) hardship, misfortune
  3. (by extension) trouble, difficulty, mess, pickle, fix, woe, jam
    Io non ho guai.
    I do not have problems.

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