legaccio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of legare (to bind) +‎ laccio (lace).

Noun[edit]

legaccio m (plural legacci)

  1. shoelace
  2. bond (physical connection which binds)
    • 2019, George Orwell, Nicola Gardini, transl., Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mondadori:
      I legacci erano sciolti. Winston si appoggiò i piedi a terra e si alzò, mantenendosi a fatica in equilibrio.
      The bonds had loosened themselves. Winston lowered himself to the floor and stood up unsteadily.
      (literally, “The bonds were loose. Winston laid his feet on the ground and stood up, struggling to keep his balance.”)

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