chiasso

See also: Chiasso

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly from a Vulgar Latin *classum, derivative of Late Latin conclassāre, or from classicum (signal for mustering). Alternatively, derived from the second etymology below, with the sense of brothel.

NounEdit

chiasso m (plural chiassi)

  1. din, uproar, shout
    Synonyms: baccano, vocio
  2. fuss, stir

Etymology 2Edit

Either from Latin classis (section, class), or from clausum (enclosed space).

NounEdit

chiasso m (plural chiassi)

  1. alley
    Synonym: vicolo
  2. brothel
    Synonym: bordello