Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Late Latin particella, diminutive of Latin particula. Doublet of particola and parcella. By surface analysis, parte +‎ -icella.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /par.tiˈt͡ʃɛl.la/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlla
  • Hyphenation: par‧ti‧cèl‧la
  • (file)

Noun edit

particella f (plural particelle)

  1. (grammar, physics) particle

Related terms edit

See also edit

Further reading edit

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

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From particula +‎ -la (diminutive ending). Attested in the Albertini Tablets.[1]

Noun edit

particella f (genitive particellae); first declension (Late Latin)

  1. small portion

Descendants edit

  • Balkan Romance:
    • Romanian: părticea
  • Italo-Romance:
  • Gallo-Romance:
  • Ibero-Romance:

References edit