nullo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nūllus (no”, “none).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnul.lo/, [ˈn̺ul̺l̺o]
  • Stress: nùllo
  • Hyphenation: nul‧lo

Adjective[edit]

nullo (feminine singular nulla, masculine plural nulli, feminine plural nulle)

  1. (archaic, literary, chiefly in the singular) no, not any (determiner)
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto VII, p. 109, vv. 40-42:
      Ed elli a me: «Tutti quanti fuor guerci ¶ sì de la mente in la vita primaia, ¶ che con misura nullo spendio ferci. [...]»
      And he to me: «All of them were asquint ¶ in intellect in the first life, so much ¶ that there with measure they no spending made. [...]»
  2. futile, ineffectual, vain
    • 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, Decamerone, G. Pickering (1825), page 34, Giornata prima - Novella I:
      [...] i due fratelli fecero prestamente venire medici e fanti, che lo servissero, e ogni cosa opportuna alla sua santà racquistare. Ma ogni aiuto era nullo [...]
      [...] the two brothers promptly fetched physicians and servants to tend him, and furnished him with all that behoved unto the recovery of his health. But every succour was vain [...]
  3. (mathematics) null; equating zero
    La somma algebrica di due numeri opposti è nulla.The algebraic sum of two opposite numbers is null.
  4. (law) null, null and void
    Il contratto è stato dichiarato nullo.The contract has been deemed null and void.

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Pronoun[edit]

nullo m (invariable) (obsolete, literary)

  1. no one, nobody
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto V, p. 80, vv. 103-105:
      «[...] Amor, ch'a nullo amato amar perdona, ¶ mi prese del costui piacer sì forte, ¶ che, come vedi, ancor non m'abbandona. [...]»
      «[...] Love, that exempts no one beloved from loving, ¶ seized me with pleasure of this man so strongly, ¶ that, as thou seest, it doth not yet desert me. [...]»

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nūllō

  1. ablative masculine singular of nūllus
  2. ablative neuter singular of nūllus