tarantella

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian tarantella, a diminutive of Taranto, a town in southern Italy (but popularly associated with tarantola ‘tarantula’, on the belief that the dance was variously a result of, or cure for, its bite).

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tarantella ‎(plural tarantellas)

  1. A rapid dance in 6/8 time, originating in Italy, or a piece of music for such a dance.
    • 1868Louisa May Alcott, Little Women ch. 37
      The set in which they found themselves was composed of English, and Amy was compelled to walk decorously through a cotillion, feeling all the while as if she could dance the tarantella with relish.
    • 1895Bret Harte, The Devotion of Enriquez
      "A tarantella, I presume?" blandly suggested the doctor.
      Miss Mannersley stopped, and rose carelessly from the piano. "It is a Moorish gypsy song of the fifteenth century," she said dryly.
    • 1922Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion ch. v
      We learn to understand why our addled minds seize so little with precision, why they are caught up and tossed about in a kind of tarantella by headlines and catch-words, why so often they cannot tell things apart or discern identity in apparent differences.

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FinnishEdit

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tarantella

  1. tarantula

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of tarantella (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative tarantella tarantellat
genitive tarantellan tarantellojen
partitive tarantellaa tarantelloja
illative tarantellaan tarantelloihin
singular plural
nominative tarantella tarantellat
accusative nom. tarantella tarantellat
gen. tarantellan
genitive tarantellan tarantellojen
tarantellainrare
partitive tarantellaa tarantelloja
inessive tarantellassa tarantelloissa
elative tarantellasta tarantelloista
illative tarantellaan tarantelloihin
adessive tarantellalla tarantelloilla
ablative tarantellalta tarantelloilta
allative tarantellalle tarantelloille
essive tarantellana tarantelloina
translative tarantellaksi tarantelloiksi
instructive tarantelloin
abessive tarantellatta tarantelloitta
comitative tarantelloineen

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EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of Taranto, a town in southern Italy (but popularly associated with tarantola ‘tarantula’).

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tarantella f ‎(plural tarantelle)

  1. tarantella

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