sermone

See also: Sermone

ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin sermōnem, accusative of sermō (conversation; speech).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /serˈmo.ne/, [s̪er̺ˈmoːn̺e]
  • Hyphenation: ser‧mó‧ne

NounEdit

sermone m (plural sermoni)

  1. (archaic) language, speech
    Synonyms: lingua, linguaggio
    • 14th century, Francesco Petrarca, “S'Amore o Morte non da qualche stroppio [If Love or Death do not bring some flaw]”, in Canzoniere[1], 12th edition, Turin: Laterza, published 1989, lines 5-8:
      [] i' farò forse un mio lavor sì doppio ¶ tra lo stil de' moderni e 'l sermon prisco ¶ che, paventosamente a dirlo ardisco, ¶ infin a Roma n’udirai lo scoppio.
      [] perhaps I will create a double work in modern style but with ancient language, so that, I’m fearful of saying it too boldly, you’ll hear the noise even as far as Rome.
    • 1763, Giuseppe Parini, “Il mattino [Morning]”, in Opere dell'abate Giuseppe Parini - Volume primo [Works of abbot Giuseppe Parini - Volume one]‎[2], Venice: Giacomo Storti, published 1803, page 17:
      Misere labbra, che temprar non sanno ¶ Con le Galliche grazie il sermon nostro
      Bleak lips, that know not how to soften our language through the Gaulish graces
    1. speech (act of speaking); the words uttered in speech
      Synonym: parlare
      • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XIII, lines 13–138, page 203:
        Quando 'l maestro fu sovr'esso fermo, ¶ disse: «Chi fosti, che per tante punte ¶ soffi con sangue doloroso sermo?
        When near him had the Master stayed his steps, he said: "Who wast thou, that through wounds so many art blowing out with blood thy dolorous speech?"
      • 1516, Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso [Raging Roland]‎[3], Venice: Printed by Gabriel Giolito, published 1551, Canto, page 145:
        E uenne con Grifon, con Aquilante, ¶ [] ¶ A cheti paſsi, e ſenza alcun ſermone.
        He came with Gryphon and with Aquilant, with stealthy pace and without speaking.
    2. (literary) sermon, lecture
      Synonym: orazione
      • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto VIII, lines 145–148, page 145:
        Ma voi torcete a la religïone ¶ tal che fia nato a cignersi la spada, ¶ e fate re di tal ch'è da sermone; ¶ onde la traccia vostra è fuor di strada
        But you unto religion wrench aside him who was born to gird him with the sword, and make a king of him who is for sermons; therefore your footsteps wander from the road
  2. (literary) Poetic work with moralistic and didascalic features.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sermōne

  1. ablative singular of sermō

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman sermun.

NounEdit

sermone

  1. Alternative form of sermoun

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French sermoner.

VerbEdit

sermone

  1. Alternative form of sermonen