zizzania

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin zīzania, from Ancient Greek ζιζάνια ‎(zizánia), plural of ζιζάνιον ‎(zizánion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ziˈd͡ːzanja/, [d̪͡z̪id̪ˈd̪͡z̪äː.n̺jä]
  • Hyphenation: ziz‧za‧nia

Noun[edit]

zizzania f ‎(plural zizzanie)

  1. (botany) a darnel, tare
  2. (figuratively) discord

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • Gettare or Seminare zizzania - to sow discord