menzogna

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Etymology[edit]

From a crossing of Latin mentio, mentione with mentīri, probably through a Vulgar Latin *mentionia from Late Latin mentio (lie), probably from a hypothetical *mentītiō from mentītus, past participle of mentior. Compare Old French mensoigne from the same source. Compare also French mensonge and Romanian minciună from different but related roots.

Noun[edit]

menzogna f (plural menzogne)

  1. lie, falsehood, fib

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