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VerbEdit

vampa

  1. third-person singular past historic of vamper

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Gender change from vampo (intense heat or brightness).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvam.pa/
  • Hyphenation: vàm‧pa

NounEdit

vampa f (plural vampe)

  1. heat, flame
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XVII, lines 7–12, page 306–307:
      Per che mia donna «Manda fuor la vampa ¶ del tuo disio», mi disse, «sì ch’ella esca ¶ segnata bene de la interna stampa: ¶ non perché nostra conoscenza cresca ¶ per tuo parlare, ma perché t'ausi ¶ a dir la sete, sì che l’uom ti mesca».
      Therefore my Lady said to me: "Send forth the flame of thy desire, so that it issue imprinted well with the internal stamp; not that our knowledge may be greater made by speech of thine, but to accustom thee to tell thy thirst, that we may give thee drink."
  2. (figuratively) hot flush (skin sensation)
  3. (figuratively) burning sentiment

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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