zampogna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian zampogna. Doublet of sinfonia, symphonia, tsampouna, and symphony.

Noun[edit]

zampogna (plural zampognas)

  1. A kind of Italian double-chantered bagpipe.
    • 1851, Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, London: Griffin, Bohn, 1861, Volume 3, p. 178,[1]
      “When I go out to guard my sheep I play my zampogna, and I walk along and the sheep follow me. []
    • 1975, Francis M. Collinson, The bagpipe: the history of a musical instrument (page 188)
      The musician on the left is playing the zampogna, a bagpipe with two chanters and two drones. The zampogna is thought to be the bag-provided descendant of the ancient mouth-blown divergent pipes of the Romans, known as the tibia.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin symphōnia (possibly influenced, through folk etymology, by zampa (paw, leg of an animal) in Italian, as bagpipes are traditionally made of leather with the hair still on), from Ancient Greek συμφωνία (sumphōnía). Cf. also Romanian cimpoi, cimpoaie. Doublet of sinfonia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): */d͡zamˈpoɲ.ɲa/, (traditional) */t͡samˈpoɲ.ɲa/
  • Rhymes: -oɲɲa
  • Hyphenation: zam‧pó‧gna

Noun[edit]

zampogna f (plural zampogne)

  1. (music) bagpipes
    Synonyms: piva, cornamusa

Descendants[edit]

  • English: zampogna
  • Greek: τσαμπούνα (tsampoúna)
  • Spanish: zampoña

Verb[edit]

zampogna

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