romanzo

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See also: romanzó and romanzò

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old French romanz, which stems from the Latin expression romanice loqui (to speak in the Roman way).[2] Cognate with English romance (noun).

Adjective[edit]

romanzo (feminine romanza, masculine plural romanzi, feminine plural romanze)

  1. (linguistics) Romance

Noun[edit]

romanzo m (plural romanzi)

  1. novel
  2. (figuratively, transferred sense) literature
    il romanzo italiano del Novecento
    Italian literature of the 19th century
  3. romance (intimate relationship)
  4. romance (language)
  5. romanticized idea, event, etc.
Descendants[edit]
  • Greek: ρομάντζο (romántzo)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

romanzo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of romanzare

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ romanzo in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  2. ^ Migliorini, Bruno; Aldo Duro (1950) , “romanzo”, in Prontuario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Paravia

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

romanzo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of romanzar.