sponda

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sponda. Compare Catalan espona (bedside).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sponda f (plural sponde)

  1. bank, riparian (of a river)
  2. shore
    • 1985, Franco Battiato (lyrics and music), “Summer On A Solitary Beach”, in Gioielli rubati:
      Mare mare mare voglio annegare / portami lontano a naufragare / via via via da queste sponde / portami lontano sulle onde
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. side
  4. bedstead

Further reading[edit]

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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *sponda (frame), from Proto-Indo-European *spond-h₂-. Related to Welsh ffon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sponda f (genitive spondae); first declension

  1. bedstead
  2. bed, couch, sofa

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sponda spondae
Genitive spondae spondārum
Dative spondae spondīs
Accusative spondam spondās
Ablative spondā spondīs
Vocative sponda spondae

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: espona
  • Italian: sponda

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