Italian Poetry Vocab

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Vocab from Ungaretti collection and Sonnets collection.

Uno stagno

Pond

La cantilena

Chant

Appassito

Withered/faded

La fiera

Fair

Digrignata

Gnashed

Il plenilunio

Full moon

Spasimante

Yearning

La rivolta

Riot/mutiny

Prosciugato

Dried up

Scontare

To atone

Dolina

Type of geographical formation - cone shaped

Stamani

This morning

Distendersi

To stretch out

Levigare

To polish

Accoccolarsi

To squat

L'Isonzo

River in Northern It - cutting through present war-torn region

Intridere

to soak

Il Serchio

River near Lucca (ancestral home)

Attingere

To draw (water)

La campagnola

Countrywoman

Un agguato

Snare/trap

Le budella

Guts

Strascicare

To drag/scrape

Farsi coraggio

To take heart

Intessere

To interweave

Acqua sorgiva

Spring water

Un brandello

Fragment

Straziato

Mangled/racked

Congiungersi

To conjoin/join oneself up

Un grumo

Clot

Gli innesti

Grafting

La culla

Crib

Delirante

Delirious

Un superstite

Survivor

Un lupo di mare

Sea dog/salt dog

Il camice

Gown

Adagiato

Lying down

Le macerie

Debris/wreckage

Rinvenirsi

To discover

Cullare

To cradle

Accasare

to set up home

Languente

Languishing

Assuefatto

Accustomed

Destarsi

to wake up

Il barbaglio

Dazzle

Attonita

Blank

Il slancio

Rush/impulse

Le lontananze

Absence

Una corona

Crown

Il Meriggio

Noon

Formicolare

To be swarming with

Turbare

To upset

Turbarsi

to get upset

Avvedere

To warn

Florido

Blooming

Carnato

Flesh-coloured

Consumarsi

To wear out

Il livore

Spite/pallor

Il sgomento

Dismay

La conca

Basin

La foce

Mouth (of river)

Ricolmare

To fill up

Volare

To blow..?

Il fogliame

Foliage

Struggere

To melt

La forra

Gorge

Macinare

To grind

Ostinarsi

To persist

La meta

Destination

Calcinante

Liming

Spogliare

To undress

Avido

Greedy

Prostrato

Worn out

Messe

Harvest/crop

Spolpare

To fleece/remove the flesh from

Il selce

Flint

Erebo

Underworld

La spoglia

Stripping

La serpe

Snake

Pavida

Fearful

La talpa

Mole

Gingillarsi

To dawdle

Una prora

Bow (of boat)

Accomiarsi

To take leave/say goodbye

Accigliarsi

To scowl

Velina

Papery/wafer thin

Spoglie

Remains

I pipistrelli

Bats

I ruderi

Ruins

Arso

Burnt

Sgolarsi

To shout oneself hoarse

Un usignuolo

Nightingale

La grata

Grating

I rami

Copperware

Arato

Ploughed

La rondine

Swallow (bird)

Uno strazio

Torment/torture

Il lumino

Small oil lamp

Rincorrere

To chase

Innanzi

Previous

Schiacciante

Crushing

Una nube

Cloud

Rantolare

To groan/gasp

Un solco

Track/rut

Afosa

Muggy

Le zanne

Fangs

Un'ascella

Armpit

Straniato

Alienated

Il battito

Heartbeat

Spirare

To pass away

Discacciare

To chase

Murare

To shut up

Pullulare

To pour

La fiumana

Flood

La demenza

Idiocy

Pungere

To bite/sting

Febbrile

Feverish

Il logorio

Strain/stress

Logoro

Worn-out

La fionda

Sling/catapult

Raccattare

To pick up

La tracotanza

Impertinance/arrogance

I rapimenti

Raptures

Incidere

To carve

La beffa

Hoax

Iroso

Wrathful

La preda

Prey

Le movenze

Movements

Il ritegno

Restraint

La cavalla

Mare

Le reni

Loins

Un mantello

Cloak

Labile

Ephemeral

Beltate

= bellezza

PIagenza

= piacenza

Contare

To put into words

Ira

Ugliness (but generally any negative characteristic)

Salute

Salute of lady/salvation/intellectual perfection

Piatate

Mercy

Rame

Brass

Maestria

Artifice

Pascere

To feed

La labbia

Face

Talento

Desire/strong passion. Positive

Disio

Desire

Intendimento

Understanding

Presa

Captive

Un vasel

Vessel, boat

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