spalla

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *spatla, from Late Latin spatula, from classical Latin spatha. Compare spatola, a borrowed doublet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spalla f (plural spalle)

  1. (anatomy, cut of meat, portion of a garment) shoulder
  2. (cooking) chuck meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal
  3. (in the plural) back
  4. back, rear
  5. sidekick, second fiddle
  6. (theater, comedy) straight man, second banana, sidekick, foil

Derived terms[edit]


Maltese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian spalla or an older variant of Sicilian spadda, both from Latin spatula.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

spalla f (dual spallejn, plural spalel)

  1. (anatomy) shoulder
    Synonym: (now less common) kitf