vernice

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin vernix, from Latin veronix, from Byzantine Greek βερενίκη, βερονίκη (bereníkē, beroníkē, resin amber), from Ancient Greek βερενίκιον, βερονίκιον (bereníkion, beroníkion, soda), from Βερενίκη (Bereníkē). Cognate with Piedmontese vernis/vërnis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vernice f (plural vernici)

  1. paint
  2. varnish (transparent paint)
  3. (figuratively) veneer, gloss
  4. (humorous, figuratively, by extension) makeup, cosmetics
  5. (rare) preview (private viewing)

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese (in collaborazione con Oxford University Press). Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003. ISBN 8839551107. Online version here

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

vernīce

  1. ablative singular of vernīx