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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *wai ‎(expression of grief).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwa.jo/, [ˈɡwäːjo]
  • Hyphenation: guà‧io

NounEdit

guaio m ‎(plural guai)

  1. (archaic, chiefly in the plural) lament, lamentation, cry
  2. (archaic, by extension) hardship, misfortune
  3. (by extension) trouble, difficulty, mess, pickle, fix, woe, jam
    Io non ho guai.
    I do not have problems.

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