predella

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian predella, from Lombardic pretil.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

predella (plural predellas)

  1. A raised step near the base of a Christian altar.
  2. A carving or painting on this step.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Lombardic pretil.

Noun[edit]

predella f (plural predelle)

  1. platform
  2. predella

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Lombardic brīdil, *predel (bridle), compare briglia, likely a doublet from Frankish, from Proto-Germanic *brigdilaz, cognate with English bridle.

Noun[edit]

predella f (plural predelle)

  1. (archaic, equestrian) part of the bridle of a horse which attaches to the bit