quaglia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *coacla, from contraction of Late Latin coacula or quaccola, of imitative origin[1][2][3][4]. Cf. also Late Latin qualea. Alternatively, of ultimately Germanic origin[5]; compare French caille, Occitan calha, Catalan guatlla, Galician coalla, Friulian cuaie, Romansch quacra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quaglia f (plural quaglie)

  1. quail; properly the common quail

Verb[edit]

quaglia

  1. third-person singular present indicative of quagliare
  2. second-person singular imperative of quagliare

References[edit]

  1. ^ quaglia in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. ^ quàglia in sapere.it – De Agostini Editore
  3. ^ quaglia in garzantilinguistica.it – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa
  4. ^ http://tlio.ovi.cnr.it/TLIO/
  5. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “quaglia”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati