See also: poltró

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpol.tro/
  • Rhymes: -oltro
  • Hyphenation: pól‧tro

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *pulliter, derived from Latin pullus (young animal).

AdjectiveEdit

poltro (feminine poltra, masculine plural poltri, feminine plural poltre) (archaic)

  1. (of animals) untamed
    Synonym: (poetic) indomo
    Antonym: (literary) domo

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Lombardic *polstar (cushion), from Proto-West Germanic *bolstr (cushion, pillow), from Proto-Germanic *bulstraz (bolster). Cognate with Old High German polstar, English bolster.

AdjectiveEdit

poltro (feminine poltra, masculine plural poltri, feminine plural poltre) (archaic)

  1. indolent, lazy
    Synonyms: indolente, pigro
    Antonyms: alacre, attivo, operoso, solerte

NounEdit

poltro m (plural poltri)

  1. (archaic) bed
    Synonym: letto
Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • poltro1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • poltro2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana