poltrona

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian poltrona.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poltrona f (plural poltrones)

  1. armchair, easy chair
    Synonyms: butaca, cadiral

Further reading[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From poltrono +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [polˈtrona]
  • Hyphenation: pol‧tro‧na
  • Rhymes: -ona

Adjective[edit]

poltrona (accusative singular poltronan, plural poltronaj, accusative plural poltronajn)

  1. (literary, rare) cowardly
    • 1965, Kálmán Kalocsay (translator), La tragedio de l'homo, Imre Madách:
      Mi ne kondamnas tiun ĉi poltronan
      popolon, ĝi ne estas kulpa, ĝia
      naturo estas, ke ĝin la mizero
      brulstampu sklavo.
      I don't condemn this cowardly
      people, they are not to blame, their
      nature is to be branded
      a slave by misery.
    • 1999, William Auld, interviewed by Aleksander Korĵenkov in La Ondo de Esperanto:
      Cetere, pseŭdonimeco en certaj cirkonstancoj estas tolerebla (ekzemple ĉe Zamenhof) — sed kiam aŭtoro kaŝas sin pseŭdonime por sin savi de pravaj riproĉoj kaj eventualaj reagoj, tio estas anonimeco kovarda kaj poltrona.
      Additionally, pseudonymity in certain circumstances is tolerable (for example in Zamenhof's case) — but when an author hides behind a pseudonym to save themselves from just reproaches and potential reactions, that sort of anonymity is low and cowardly.
    • 2010, Baldur Ragnarsson, "La grimpo", La fontoj nevideblaj:
      "Jes, tie la vojo," diris la gvidisto[...]
      "por ĝin laŭiri nepras la persisto
      kaj ne hazardaj paŝoj de poltrona drivo."
      "Yes, there's the road," said the guide[...]
      "to follow it requires persistence
      and not random steps of a cowardly drift.

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Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English poltroonFrench poltron.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

poltrona

  1. cowardly, dastardly, chicken-hearted

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

poltrona

  1. feminine singular of poltrone

Noun[edit]

poltrona f (plural poltrone)

  1. female equivalent of poltrone (lazy woman)
    Synonyms: pigra, indolente, oziosa

Etymology 2[edit]

From poltro (bed).[1]

Noun[edit]

poltrona f (plural poltrone)

  1. (furniture) armchair, easy chair
  2. (theater) seat (especially in the first rows)
  3. (figuratively) prestigious position
Descendants[edit]
  • Greek: πολυθρόνα (polythróna)
  • Portuguese: poltrona
  • Spanish: poltrona
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ poltrona in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

poltrona

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian poltrona.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /poɫ.ˈtɾo.nɐ/, /puɫ.ˈtɾo.nɐ/
  • Hyphenation: pol‧tro‧na

Noun[edit]

poltrona f (plural poltronas)

  1. armchair
  2. seat (in a bus or the like, if it has arms)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

poltrona

  1. feminine singular of poltrón

Noun[edit]

poltrona f (plural poltronas)

  1. armchair