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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مِسْكِين(miskīn) from Aramaic [script needed] (meskēnā), derived from Akkadian [script needed] (muškēnu, villein). The Akkadian term is first recorded in early dynastic Sumer. Compare French mesquin

AdjectiveEdit

meschino (feminine singular meschina, masculine plural meschini, feminine plural meschine)

  1. wretched
  2. mean, sleazy
  3. narrow-minded
  4. petty
  5. poor (used to express commiseration in Liguria)

NounEdit

meschino m (plural meschini)

  1. wretch