poltrone

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /polˈtro.ne/
  • Rhymes: -one
  • Hyphenation: pol‧tró‧ne

Etymology 1Edit

From poltro (lazy, cowardly), from poltro ("couch, bed"; compare Lombard polter (couch), Venetian poltrona (couch)), ultimately from Lombardic polstar (cushion, pillow), from Proto-West Germanic *bolstr (cushion, pillow) +‎ -one. Cognate with Old High German polstar (bolster), English bolster.

The adjective is derived from the noun.

AdjectiveEdit

poltrone (feminine poltrona, masculine plural poltroni, feminine plural poltrone)

  1. lazy, indolent, sluggish
    Synonyms: indolente, ozioso, pigro

NounEdit

poltrone m (plural poltroni, feminine poltrona)

  1. lazy person, indolent person, sluggard
    Synonyms: battifiacca, lavativo, ozioso, pelandrone, perdigiorno, scansafatiche
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DescendantsEdit
  • Catalan: poltró
  • Middle French: poltron
  • Spanish: poltrón

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

poltrone f

  1. plural of poltrona