zio

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See also: ziō, zi'o, and Zio

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Late Latin thius, from Ancient Greek θεῖος (theîos). Compare Spanish tío, Portuguese tio, Sicilian ziu, Sardinian tiu or tziu, Venetian sio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): */ˈd͡zi.o/, (traditional) */ˈt͡si.o/[1]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -io
  • Hyphenation: zì‧o

Noun[edit]

zio m (plural zii, feminine zia)

  1. uncle (male relative)
  2. (slang) dude

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ zio in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]


Uneapa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *sipo with irregular loss of *p.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

zio

  1. to go down

Further reading[edit]

  • Terry Crowley et al, The Oceanic Languages (2013), page 376
  • Johnston, R.L. 1982. "Proto-Kimbe and the New Guinea Oceanic hypothesis". In Halim, A., Carrington, L. and Wurm, S.A. editors. Papers from the Third International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics, Vol. 1: Currents in Oceanic, 59-95.
  • Ross, Malcolm D. (2003), Andrew Pawley, editor, The lexicon of Proto-Oceanic: Volume 2, The Physical Environment, Canberra: Australian National University, →ISBN, OCLC 40267977; republished as Meredith Osmond, editor,, (please provide a date or year)