vergogna

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See also: vergògna

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Vulgar Latin *verecunnia, from Latin verēcundia. Doublet of verecondia, which was borrowed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /verˈɡoɲ.ɲa/
  • Rhymes: -oɲɲa
  • Hyphenation: ver‧gó‧gna

Noun[edit]

vergogna f (plural vergogne)

  1. shame, disgrace, discredit, scandal
    Synonyms: disonore, (literary) onta
  2. embarrassment, shyness
    Synonyms: imbarazzo, timidezza
  3. (in the plural) private parts
    Synonym: genitali

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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