See also: nimiö

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin nimius (excessive), derived from nimis (too much, excessively).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈni.mjo/
  • Rhymes: -imjo
  • Hyphenation: nì‧mio

AdjectiveEdit

nimio (feminine nimia, masculine plural nimi, feminine plural nimie) (literary, rare)

  1. excessive
    Synonyms: eccessivo, esagerato
  2. verbose, prolix
    Synonym: prolisso

ReferencesEdit

  • nimio in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nimiō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of nimius

ReferencesEdit

  • nimio”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nimio”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to almost lose one's reason from excess of joy: nimio gaudio paene desipere

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nimius (excessive), with an inversion of meaning in its most common sense.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnimjo/, [ˈni.mjo]

AdjectiveEdit

nimio (feminine nimia, masculine plural nimios, feminine plural nimias)

  1. insignificant, trivial, petty, trifling
    Synonyms: insignificante, trivial
  2. meticulous, thorough
    Synonym: meticuloso
  3. excessive, exaggerated

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