precipitevolissimevolmente

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Italian scholar Francesco Moneti in 1677 as a superlative form of precipitevolmente (hastily, precipitously).
Surface analysis: precipitevole (hasty, precipitous) + -issimo (very, superlative suffix) + -evole (adjective-forming suffix) +‎ -mente (adverb-forming suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pre.t͡ʃi.pi.te.voˌlis.si.me.volˈmen.te/, [pr̺et͡ʃipit̪evoˌl̺is̪ːimevol̺ˈmen̪t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ente
  • Stress: precipitevolissimevolménte
  • Hyphenation: pre‧ci‧pi‧te‧vo‧lis‧si‧me‧vol‧men‧te

Adverb[edit]

precipitevolissimevolmente

  1. (rare) very hastily or precipitously; as fast as possible
    • 1677, Francesco Moneti, La Cortona convertita [Cortona converted], published 1797, Canto III, LXV, page 55:
      Perché alla terra alfin torna repente ¶ Precipitevolissimevolmente.
      Because at last to the earth it suddenly returns ¶ Very precipituously.[1]

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