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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin illūnem, accusative case of illūnis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ilˈlu.ne/, [il̺ˈl̺uːn̺e]
  • Hyphenation: il‧lù‧ne
  • Rhymes: -une

AdjectiveEdit

illune (masculine and feminine plural illuni)

  1. (poetic, of a night) moonless
    • 1903, Gabriele D'Annunzio, “Il fanciullo [The Child]”, in Alcyone[1], collected in D'Annunzio: versi d'amore e di gloria, volume 2, Milan, published 2004, section VI, lines 181–183:
      Navigando nell’alta notte illune, ¶ noi vedremo rilucere la riva ¶ del diurno fulgor ch’ella ritiene.
      Sailing through the high, moonless night, we will see the shore shining of the diurnal splendour she retains.
    • 1914, Guido Gozzano, “Della testa di morto – Acherontia Atropos [About the Death's Head – Acherontia Atropos]”, in Poesie[2], Milan: Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, published 2012, section 5, page 148:
      sotto le grondaie, ¶ dorme con l'ali ripiegate a tetto. ¶ E n'esce a sera. Nelle sere illuni ¶ fredde stellate di settembre
      it sleeps under gutters, with its wings folded. And it comes out at night. In the cold, moonless, starry September nights

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