predella

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian predella, from Lombardic pretil.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

predella (plural predellas or predelle)

  1. A raised step near the base of a Christian altar.
  2. A carving or painting on this step.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /preˈdɛl.la/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlla
  • Hyphenation: pre‧dèl‧la

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Lombardic pretil.

NounEdit

predella f (plural predelle)

  1. platform
  2. predella
DescendantsEdit
  • Catalan: predel·la
  • English: predella
  • French: prédelle
  • Polish: predella

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Lombardic brīdil, *predel (bridle), compare briglia, likely a doublet from Frankish, from Proto-Germanic *brigdilaz, cognate with English bridle.

NounEdit

predella f (plural predelle)

  1. (archaic, equestrianism) part of the bridle of a horse which attaches to the bit