zolla

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either a borrowing from Middle High German zolle, or an earlier borrowing from Lombardic scolla, zolla, (modern German Scholle), from Proto-Germanic *skaljō (compare West Frisian skyl (peel, rind), Dutch schil (peel, skin, rink), Low German Schell (shell, scale)), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to split, cleave) (compare Irish scelec (pebble), Latin silex (pebble, flint), siliqua (pod), Old Church Slavonic сколика (skolika, shell)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • zòlla
  • IPA(key): /ˈtsɔlla/

Noun[edit]

zolla f (plural zolle)

  1. lump, tussock, hassock
  2. turf, sod, divot
  3. a small plot of land; a small field

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