zizzania

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ecclesiastical Latin zizania, from Ancient Greek ζιζάνια (zizánia), plural of ζιζάνιον (zizánion).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /d͡ziˈd͡ːzanja/, [d̪͡z̪id̪ˈd̪͡z̪äː.n̺jä]
  • Hyphenation: ziz‧za‧nia

NounEdit

zizzania f (plural zizzanie)

  1. (botany) a darnel, tare
    Synonym: loglio
  2. (figuratively) discord

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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