uccello

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See also: uccellò

Italian[edit]

uccelli

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /utˈt͡ʃɛl.lo/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛllo
  • Hyphenation: uc‧cèl‧lo

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Late Latin aucellus, contracted form of Vulgar Latin *avicellus, diminutive of Latin avis, from Proto-Italic *awis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis. Doublet of augello, which was borrowed from Occitan. Cognates include French oiseau, Catalan ocell, Occitan aucèl, Neapolitan auciello, Sicilian auceddu, Friulian uciel, Venetian oxeło, Ligurian öxéllo, and Romansch utschè.

Noun[edit]

uccello m (plural uccelli)

  1. bird
    Synonyms: volatile, pennuto, augello (archaic)
  2. (slang, vulgar) willy (British), peter (US), dick; (the penis)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

uccello

  1. first-person singular present indicative of uccellare

References[edit]

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

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