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badia f (plural badies)

  1. bay (body of water mostly surrounded by land)

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From Late Latin abbātīa, derived from Latin abbās (abbot). Doublet of abbazia.


  • IPA(key): /baˈdi.a/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧dì‧a


badia f (plural badie)

  1. abbey
    Synonym: abbazia
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XXII, lines 73–78, page 405–406:
      Ma, per salirla, mo nessun diparte ¶ da terra i piedi, e la regola mia ¶ rimasa è per danno de le carte. ¶ Le mura che solieno esser badia ¶ fatte sono spelonche, e le cocolle ¶ sacca son piene di farina ria.
      But to ascend it now no one uplifts his feet from off the earth, and now my Rule below remaines for mere waste of paper. The walls that used of old to be an Abbey are changed to dens of robbers, and the cowls are sacks filled full of miserable flour.
    • 1348, Giovanni Villani, “Libro quinto [Fifth Book]”, in Nuova Cronica [New Chronicle]‎[1], published 1991, section 2:
      tornato in Firenze, tutto suo patrimonio d’Alamagna fece vendere, e ordinò e fece fare sette badie: la prima fu la Badia di Firenze a onore di santa Maria
      Having returned to Florence, he had all his property in Germany sold, and commissioned the making of seven abbeys: the first one was the abbey of Florence, in honor of St. Mary
  2. (figuratively) abundance; well-being

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  • badia in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana