spoltrirsi

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spoltrire (to rid of sloth) +‎ -si (oneself, enclitic reflexive pronoun)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spolˈtrir.si/, [s̪pol̪ˈt̪r̺ir̺s̪i]
  • Hyphenation: spol‧trìr‧si

Verb[edit]

spoltrirsi

  1. (literary) reflexive of spoltrire; To forshake sloth or laziness.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XXIV, lines 46–48:
      «Omai convien che tu così ti spoltre», ¶ disse 'l maestro; «ché, seggendo in piuma, ¶ in fama non si vien, né sotto coltre; [] »
      "Now it behoves thee thus to put off sloth," ¶ My Master said; "for sitting upon down, ¶ Or under quilt, one cometh not to fame"

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