nottola

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late 18th century: from New Latin noctula, from noctua (small owl, from nox, noctis, “night”, and whence also Italian nottua) +‎ -ula (diminutive suffix), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts (night). Cognate to English noctule and Venetian nòtoła.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔt.to.la/, [ˈnɔt̪ːolä]
  • Hyphenation: nòt‧to‧la

Noun[edit]

nottola f (plural nottole)

  1. noctule
  2. (obsolete, rare) little owl
    Synonyms: civetta
  3. latch (shaped like a beak)
    Synonyms: saliscendi, nottolino

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