arcipelago

See also: Arcipelago and arcipélago

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Formed on the basis of Ancient Greek ἀρχι- (arkhi-, main) + πέλαγος (pélagos, sea), a designation for the Aegean Sea. The Aegean Sea is a sea with many islands; the term Arcipelago, originally a proper noun referring to the Aegean Sea, was first generalized to a common noun for any sea with many islands, and then to the islands in such a sea.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ar.t͡ʃiˈpɛ.la.ɡo/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlaɡo
  • Hyphenation: ar‧ci‧pè‧la‧go

NounEdit

arcipelago m (plural arcipelaghi)

 
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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • arcipelago in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

arcipelago m (plural arcipelagos)

  1. Obsolete form of arquipélago.