spalla

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈspal.la/
  • Rhymes: -alla
  • Hyphenation: spàl‧la

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

spalla

  1. inflection of spallare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

References[edit]

  • spalla in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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