guinzaglio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Treccani it probably derives from the earlier form guinzale, itself from Middle High German wintseil (lit. “wind-sail”). See wint and seil for more

Noun[edit]

guinzaglio m (plural guinzagli)

  1. lead, leash, rein
  2. tether (a rope, cable etc. that holds something in place whilst allowing some movement)

References[edit]

guinzàglio - Enciclopedia Treccani