zecchino

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian zecchino. Doublet of zecchin.

Noun[edit]

zecchino (plural zecchinos or zecchini)

  1. (now historical) An old gold coin of Italy; a sequin. [from 16th c.]
    • 1786, Hester Thrale Piozzi, Thraliana, 27 June:
      [T]he modern Philosophy holds the Eternity of the Earth, or at least an Antiquity of 50,000 Years; & Mr. Byers gets thirty Zecchines apiece for his Infidel Lectures from all the English who travel thro' Rome [] .

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From zecca (mint), from Arabic سِكَّة(sikka, die for coining, coin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): */d͡zekˈki.no/, (traditional) */t͡sekˈki.no/
  • Rhymes: -ino
  • Hyphenation: zec‧chì‧no

Noun[edit]

zecchino m (plural zecchini)

  1. a gold coin, especially a Venetian ducat
    oro zecchinopure gold

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): */ˈd͡zek.ki.no/, (traditional) */ˈt͡sek.ki.no/
  • Rhymes: -ekkino
  • Hyphenation: zéc‧chi‧no

Verb[edit]

zecchino

  1. inflection of zeccare:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative