Italian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Late Latin hordeolus, diminutive of Latin hordeum (barley). It may have possibly come from another root *hordeariolum < hordeārium, or was influenced phonetically by a hypothetical *orzaio in Italian.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /or.d͡zaˈjɔ.lo/
  • Rhymes: -ɔlo
  • Hyphenation: or‧za‧iò‧lo

Noun edit

orzaiolo m (plural orzaioli)

  1. stye (in the eye)

References edit

  1. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907), “orzaiuolo”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati