contrapasso

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Dante in his work Inferno, from contra (counter) and passo (step, pace).

NounEdit

contrapasso (uncountable)

  1. The concept that the punishment of an individual's soul in Hell corresponds to the sin that person committed on earth.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

contrapasso m (plural contrapassi)

  1. Alternative form of contrappasso