See also: soverchiò

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /soˈvɛr.kjo/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrkjo
  • Hyphenation: so‧vèr‧chio

Etymology 1 edit

From Vulgar Latin *superculum. Compare Sicilian superchiu.

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Adjective edit

soverchio (feminine soverchia, masculine plural soverchi, feminine plural soverchie) (literary)

  1. excessive, overwhelming, over-
    Synonyms: eccessivo, esagerato
    • 14th century, Petrarch, “LXXIII — Poi che per mio destino”, in Il Canzoniere, lines 4–8:
      Amor ch’ a ciò m’invoglia,
      Sia la mia scorta e ’nsegnimi ’l cammino,
      E col desio le mie rime contempre;
      Ma non in guisa che lo cor si stempre
      Di soverchia dolcezza []
      May Love, who creates my longing, be my guide, and show me the road, and let my verse match my desire: but not so that the heart may be out of tune through overwhelming sweetness
  2. superfluous
    Synonym: superfluo
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Noun edit

soverchio m (uncountable) (literary)

  1. excess
    Synonym: eccesso
    • 1314, Dante Alighieri, “Canto XXV”, in Inferno[1], lines 127–129; republished as Giorgio Petrocchi, editor, La Commedia secondo l'antica vulgata[2], 2nd revised edition, Florence: Casa Editrice Le Lettere, 1994:
      ciò che non corse in dietro e si ritenne
      di quel soverchio, fé naso a la faccia
      e le labbra ingrossò quanto convenne.
      What did not backward run and was retained of that excess made to the face a nose, and the lips thickened far as was befitting.
  2. abuse, oppression
    Synonyms: sopraffazione, soverchieria

Adverb edit

soverchio

  1. (literary) too, too much, excessively
    Synonyms: eccessivamente, (literary) soverchiamente, troppo

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

soverchio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of soverchiare

Further reading edit

  • soverchio in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana