See also: sinistro- and sinistrò

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /siˈni.stro/
  • Rhymes: -istro
  • Hyphenation: si‧nì‧stro

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin sinistrum. This form was probably altered from the original sinestro to more closely reflect the Latin form.

Adjective edit

sinistro (feminine sinistra, masculine plural sinistri, feminine plural sinistre)

  1. left, left-hand
    Antonym: destro
  2. sinister, grim, lurid, spooky, bad, ominous
    Synonyms: tetro, losco, cattivo
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Noun edit

sinistro m (plural sinistri)

  1. accident, crash
    Synonym: incidente
  2. (boxing) left, left-hander
  3. (soccer) left-foot shot

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit


  1. first-person singular present indicative of sinistrare

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Adjective edit


  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of sinister

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin sinistrum. Compare the inherited doublet sestro.

Pronunciation edit


  • Hyphenation: si‧nis‧tro
  • (file)

Adjective edit

sinistro (feminine sinistra, masculine plural sinistros, feminine plural sinistras)

  1. sinister (indicating lurking danger or harm)

Noun edit

sinistro m (plural sinistros)

  1. a disaster, accident or great loss

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