insalarsi

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

insalare (to salt) +‎ -si (oneself, enclitic reflexive pronoun)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /in.saˈlar.si/
  • Hyphenation: in‧sa‧làr‧si

Verb[edit]

insalarsi

  1. reflexive of insalare
  2. (intransitive, poetic, of a river) to become salt or saline
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto II, lines 100–105, page 31:
      Ond’ io, ch’era ora a la marina vòlto ¶ dove l’acqua di Tevero s’insala, ¶ benignamente fu’ da lui ricolto. ¶ A quella foce ha elli or dritta l’ala, ¶ però che sempre quivi si ricoglie ¶ qual verso Acheronte non si cala
      Whence I, who now had turned unto that shore where salt the waters of the Tiber grow, benignantly by him have been received. Unto that outlet now his wing is pointed, because for evermore assemble there those who tow'rds Acheron do not descend.

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