diserto

See also: disertó and disertò

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /diˈzɛr.to/, [d̪iˈz̪ɛr̺t̪o]
  • Rhymes: -ɛrto
  • Hyphenation: di‧sèr‧to

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin dēsertus, perfect passive participle of dēserō (I forsake, abandon).

AdjectiveEdit

diserto (feminine singular diserta, masculine plural diserti, feminine plural diserte) (archaic, literary)

  1. forsaken, abandoned, deserted
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto XXVI, p. 388, vv. 100-102:
      «[...] misi me per l'alto mare aperto ¶ sol con un legno e con quella compagna ¶ picciola dalla qual non fui diserto. [...]»
      «[...] I put forth on the high open sea ¶ with one sole ship, and that small company ¶ by which I never had deserted been. [...]»
  2. (figuratively, of people) undone, ruined
    • 1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, Decamerone, Tommaso Hedlin (1527), page 209:
      Per certo, diſſe Calandrino, egli è coſì, di che io ſon diſerto & non ſo come io mi torni a caſa, [...]
      «Certes,» replied Calandrino, «it is so, more by token that I am undone and know not how I shall return home, [...]»
  3. Archaic form of deserto.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio, Bompiani (2001), Canto I, p. 18 vv. 130-132:
      Venimmo poi in sul lito diserto ¶ che mai non vide navicar sue acque ¶ uomo che di tornar sia poscia esperto.
      Then came we down upon the desert shore ¶ which never yet saw navigate its waters ¶ any that afterward had known return.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin dēsertum, substantivized neuter form of dēsertus, perfect passive participle of dēserō (I forsake, abandon).

NounEdit

diserto m (plural diserti) (literary)

  1. Archaic form of deserto.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto I, p. 11, vv. 64-66:
      Quando vidi costui nel gran diserto», ¶ «Miserere di me», gridai a lui, ¶ «qual che tu sii, od ombra od omo certo!»
      When I beheld him in the desert vast, ¶ «Have pity on me», unto him I cried, ¶ «whiche'er thou art, or shade or real man!»

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin disertus (eloquent), from dissertus, past participle form of disserō (I arrange, explain).

AdjectiveEdit

diserto (feminine singular diserta, masculine plural diserti, feminine plural diserte) (archaic, literary)

  1. eloquent, well-spoken
  2. (of speech) eloquent, persuasive
    • 1825, Vincenzo Monti, transl., Iliade [Iliad], Milan: Giovanni Resnati e Gius. Bernardoni di Gio, translation of Ἰλιάς (Iliás) by Homer, published 1840, Libro XV, lines 342-344, page 324:
      [] pochi in arringhe lo vincean, se gara ¶ fra giovani nascea nella bell'arte ¶ del diserto parlar. []
      [] few could surpass him in debate, whenever ¶ competition arose among the young men on the fine art ¶ of eloquent speech. []

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

ParticipleEdit

diserto m (feminine singular diserta, masculine plural diserti, feminine plural diserte)

  1. Archaic form of disertato, past participle of disertare

VerbEdit

diserto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of disertare

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

disertō

  1. dative masculine singular of disertus
  2. dative neuter singular of disertus
  3. ablative masculine singular of disertus
  4. ablative neuter singular of disertus

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /diˈseɾto/, [d̪iˈseɾ.t̪o]

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin disertus (skilled in speech, eloquent), from disserō (to examine, argue, discuss).

AdjectiveEdit

diserto (feminine diserta, masculine plural disertos, feminine plural disertas)

  1. skilled in speaking, eloquent
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

diserto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of disertar.