collottola

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from collo (neck).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kolˈlɔt.to.la/, [kol̺ˈl̺ɔt̪t̪ol̺ä]
  • Hyphenation: col‧lòt‧to‧la

NounEdit

collottola f (plural collottole)

  1. scruff of the neck
  2. (metonymically) fat, weight
    far(e) (la) collottolato gain weight
    l'erba non fa collottola (proverb)
    just eating vegetables won't fill you up
    (literally, “grass does not make fat”)
  3. (fossil word) life
    perdere la collottolato lose one's life
    portare in salvo la collottolato save one's life