LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier covèa, perhaps from Latin cupiditās.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coæ f (invariable)

  1. wish, will, desire, longing
    • 1984, Fabrizio De André (lyrics), Mauro Pagani (music), “Sidón”, in Crêuza de mâ [Muletrack by the sea], performed by Fabrizio De André:
      E i éuggi di sordàtti, chén aragiæ / co-a sciùmma a-a bócca, cacioéi de bæ / a scorî a génte cómme selvagìnn-a / finché o sàngoe sarvægo no gh'à smortòu a coæ.
      And the eyes of the soldiers, rabid dogs, with foaming mouths, lamb hunters, chasing the people like game until the wild blood has quenched their desire.