meschino

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِسْكِين (miskīn). Arabic from Aramaic meskēnā, derived from Akkadian muškēnu 'Villein'. The Akkadian term is first recorded in early dynastic Sumer. Compare French mesquin

Adjective[edit]

meschino m (feminine singular meschina, masculine plural meschini, feminine plural meschine)

  1. wretched
  2. mean
  3. narrow-minded
  4. petty
  5. poor (used to express commiseration in Liguria)

Noun[edit]

meschino m (plural meschini)

  1. wretch