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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *spatla, from Late Latin spatula, from classical Latin spatha. Compare spatola, a borrowed doublet.

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NounEdit

spalla f (plural spalle)

  1. (anatomy, cut of meat, portion of a garment) shoulder
  2. (cooking) chuck meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
  3. (in the plural) back
  4. back, rear
  5. sidekick, second fiddle
  6. (theater, comedy) straight man, second banana, sidekick, foil

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian spalla or an older variant of Sicilian spadda, both from Latin spatula.

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NounEdit

spalla f (dual spallejn, plural spalel)

  1. (anatomy) shoulder
    Synonym: kitf (now less common)