poltrona

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From poltrono +‎ -a.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /polˈtrona/
  • Hyphenation: pol‧tro‧na
  • Rhymes: -ona

AdjectiveEdit

poltrona (accusative singular poltronan, plural poltronaj, accusative plural poltronajn)

  1. (literary, rare) cowardly
    • 1965, Kálmán Kalocsay (translator), La tragedio de l'homo, Imre Madách:
      Mi ne kondamnas tiun ĉi poltronan
      popolon, ĝi ne estas kulpa, ĝia
      naturo estas, ke ĝin la mizero
      brulstampu sklavo.
      I don't condemn this cowardly
      people, they are not to blame, their
      nature is to be branded
      a slave by misery.
    • 1999, William Auld, interviewed by Aleksander Korĵenkov in La Ondo de Esperanto:
      Cetere, pseŭdonimeco en certaj cirkonstancoj estas tolerebla (ekzemple ĉe Zamenhof) — sed kiam aŭtoro kaŝas sin pseŭdonime por sin savi de pravaj riproĉoj kaj eventualaj reagoj, tio estas anonimeco kovarda kaj poltrona.
      Additionally, pseudonymity in certain circumstances is tolerable (for example in Zamenhof's case) — but when an author hides behind a pseudonym to save themselves from just reproaches and potential reactions, that sort of anonymity is low and cowardly.
    • 2010, Baldur Ragnarsson, "La grimpo", La fontoj nevideblaj:
      "Jes, tie la vojo," diris la gvidisto[...]
      "por ĝin laŭiri nepras la persisto
      kaj ne hazardaj paŝoj de poltrona drivo."
      "Yes, there's the road," said the guide[...]
      "to follow it requires persistence
      and not random steps of a cowardly drift.

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English poltroonFrench poltron.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

poltrona

  1. cowardly, dastardly, chicken-hearted

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

poltrona

  1. feminine singular of poltrone

NounEdit

poltrona f (plural poltrone)

  1. female equivalent of poltrone (lazy woman)
    Synonyms: pigra, indolente, oziosa

Etymology 2Edit

From poltro (bed).[1]

NounEdit

poltrona f (plural poltrone)

  1. (furniture) armchair, easy chair
  2. (theater) seat (especially in the first rows)
  3. (figuratively) prestigious position
DescendantsEdit
  • Greek: πολυθρόνα (polythróna)
  • Portuguese: poltrona
  • Spanish: poltrona
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ poltrona in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

PortugueseEdit

 
poltrona

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian poltrona.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /poɫ.ˈtɾo.nɐ/, /puɫ.ˈtɾo.nɐ/
  • Hyphenation: pol‧tro‧na

NounEdit

poltrona f (plural poltronas)

  1. armchair
  2. seat (in a bus or the like, if it has arms)

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

poltrona

  1. feminine singular of poltrón

NounEdit

poltrona f (plural poltronas)

  1. armchair