tizzone

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin tītiōnem, accusative singular of tītiō. Compare among others French tison, Spanish tizón and Romanian tăciune.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /titˈt͡so.ne/
  • Rhymes: -one
  • Hyphenation: tiz‧zó‧ne

NounEdit

tizzone m (plural tizzoni)

  1. ember, live piece of coal or wood; firebrand
  2. (rare, literary, figuratively) a wicked person
    • 1842, Alessandro Manzoni, chapter XXIV, in I promessi sposi [The Betrothed]:
      «Ah anima nera! ah tizzone d'inferno!» esclamava Agnese: «ma verrà la sua ora anche per lui. [] »
      “Ah, black soul! firebrand of hell!” exclaimed Agnese; “but his hour will come, too. []

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