SICILIAN PROVERBS

translated into English by Arthur V. Dieli

abbadari v.i. look after, mind, manage.
abbajari v.i. bark, shout inconsiderately, ask for in vain.
abbajaturi n.m. barker.
abballanu v.i. dance.
abballari v.i. dance. Also: ballari.
abbagnari v.t. immerse in liquid.
abbanniari v.t. advertise, publicize, hawk, auction, announce banns.
abbannunari v.t. abandon.
abbasta adv, enough, sufficiently.
abbastanti adj. enough. Also: bastanti.
abbati n.m. abbot.
abbÓttiri v.t. tear down, overthrow, shoot down, destroy, lower the sail.
abbŔniri v.i. happen, occur. Also: avvŔniri.
abbianch´ari v.t. whiten. Also: abbranchiari.
abbiari v.t. send, address. Also: avviari.
abbiccari v.t. peck, fig. succeed.
abbilitÓ n.f. ability. Also: abbilitati.
abbintari v.t. rest, calm, cease, stop.
abbintari v.t. discover the fault, suspect.
abbissari v.t. send to ruin, demolish.
abbissu n.m. abyss, hell, ruin.
abbisugnari v.i. need.
abbitari v.i. dwell, live, reside.
abbitu, n.m. dress, religious habit; habit; bot. pine tree (Pinus Picea LinnÚ) Also: abitu.
abbivirari v.t. water the animals, irrigate.
abbortu n.m. miscarriage, abortion.
abbozzari v.t. put up with, let slide. Also: abbuzzari.
abbraciu n.m. a kind of coarse cloth.
abbramari v.t. yearn for.
abbranchiari v.t. whiten, go white, daub, splatter Also: abbianchiari.
abbrazzari v.t. embrace, hug.
abbruciari v.t. burn.
abbruscari v.t. scorch, singe, burn the stubble, singe a chicken, fig. inflict a punishment.
abbuccari v.t. tilt, tip over, overturn, spill, pour, knock down.
abbullari v.t. apply a stamp, mark, brand.
abbunnari v.i.t. abound, teem, augment, grow, flow; enrich, fill to the brim.
abbunnanza n.f. abundance. Also: abbunnanzia, bbunnÓnza, bbunnÓnzia.
abbusari v.i. misuse, abuse, overdo.
abbuscari v.t. procure, find, obtain, earn, get. Also: buscari, vuscari.
abbuttari v.t. inflate, fill, fill up, satisfy.
abbuttatu adj. fig. arrogant, haughty, boorish.
abiti n.m. clothes, dress.
accaciuni n.f. cause, fault, occasion.
accadiri v.i. happen, occur, take place
accanitu adj. obsinate, dogged, tenacious.
accantu adv. next to, beside, nearby
accanzari v.t. obtain, gain, seek, contract, save.
accarizziari v.t. caress.
accasari v.t. arrange a marriage.
accascari v.i. happen, befall, occur, take place.
accatta v.t. buy.
accattari v.t. buy, purchase.
accetta n.f. hatchet.
accettari v.t. accept, approve.
acchianari v.t. climb, increase.
accidenti n.m. accident, mishap, chance.
accidiri v.t. rar. kill. Also: acciriri.
accittari v.t. accept, take, admit.
accommudari v.t. lend, accomodate, repair, fix, adjust. Also: accumitari.
accordiu n.m. a musical chord, an agreement, an accord, a compromise. Also accordu.
accortu adj. wise, shrewd, cautious, wary.
accostu adv., prep. nearby, near.
accumenza v.t. begins, starts, commences.
accuminzari v.t. to begin, to start, to commence.
accumitari v.t. lend, repair, settle.
accumpagnari v.t. accompany, combine, match.
accumudarisi v.t. accomodate oneself.
accunsenti v.i. approve, agree, consent.
accupari v.t. hide, cover, gasp.
accurari v.i. take an interest, look after, mind.
accurdari v.t. reconcile, tune, pacify.
accurzari v.t. shorten, reduce, abbreviate.
accusari v.t. accuse.
accussý adv. thus, this way, so, as. Also: ccussý, ccussini, ccussiri.
accustari v.t. put close, put near, approach, go near, lean against, impute.
aceddu n.m. bird.
acerbu adj. unripe, green, fig. sour, bitter, acerbic.
acidduzzi n.m.pl. dim. little birds.
acitu n.m. vinegar.
acqua n.f. water, rain.
acquazzina n.f. dew
acquistari v.t. acquire, accumulate.
acquistatu v.t. past p. acquired, transferred, received.
Ócula n.f. eagle.
adaciu adv. slowly, softly, gently.
Adamu n.m. Adam.
addabbanna adv. over there.
addÓinu n.m. zoo. fallow deer.
addannÓrisi refl. be damned, go to hell, get angry. Also: ddannÓrisi.
addattari v.i. nurse, suckle.
addÓuru n.m. laurel.
addevu n.m. newborn, baby.
addiccari v.t. allure, entice, tempt; rope in; habituate.
addimanna n.f. question, ask, demand. Also: ddimanna, ddumanna.
addimura v.i. delay, hesitate, protest.
addinucchiari v.t. kneel.
addisýa v.t. desires, wants, yearns.
addisiari v.t. desire, want, yearn for. Also: disia.
addisirtari v.i. become squalid, destitute, cast off, abort, refl. disappear.
additta adv. upright, land on your feet, in the right.
addiu excl. goodbye, farewell.
addivari v.t. to rear, to nurse, to bring up, to raise children.
addivintari v.i. become. Also: divintari.
addritta adv. upright, land on your feet, in the right.
addrizzari v.t. straighten, arrange, prepare.
adduari v.t. rent, hire, employ. Also: addugari, allugari.
addubbari v.t. to embellish, adorn, accomodate, fill up, satisfy.
addugari v.t. to rent, hire, accomodate. Also: adduari, allugari.
addumannari v.t. ask for, demand, request.
addumari v.t. light, ignite.
addunÓrisi refl. v.t. notice, become aware, see, realize, grasp.
adduttari v.i. refl. fight.
adduvari v.t. rent, hire, employ. Also: adduari, addugari, allugari.
adirari v.t. enrage, become angry.
adulari v.t. flatter, cajole, wheedle, adulate.
adurari v.t. adore, respect, serve.
affÓcciu adv. at sight, agri. without plowing.
affamatu adj. starved, starving, hungry,
affannatu n.m. anguish, distress, trouble, affliction, pain.
affannu n.m. shortness of breath, winded; fig. grief, anxiety, stress.
affari n.m. business, matter, chore.
affatigarisi v.refl. to tire, be troubled.
affattu adv. aff. completely, absolutely, neg. not at all, not in the least.
affettu n.m. affection.
affidari v.t. entrust, commit, give custody of.
affirrari v.t. seize, grab, grasp, take, rob, hug. Also: ffirrari.
affitiri v.t. infect, foul.
affittatu adj. sugary.
affligiri v.t. plague, afflict, pain, hurt, ail, torment.
affrancari v.t. free, exempt from excise tax, close off a room from through traffic.
affriddari v.i. grow numb with cold, grip with cold.
affrýggiri v.t. afflict, torment
affrittu ant. adj. pp of affriggiri afflicted, unfortunate, miserable, gaunt.
affruntari v.t. refl. face, confront, tackle, shame, abut.
affruntu n.m. affront, shame.
affruntusu adj. confrontational, unsociable.
affucari v.t. choke, drown.
affuddari v.i. oppress, worry, trouble, distress.
affumatu adj. smoked.
affunnari v.t. sink, submerge.
affurtunatu adj. fortunate, lucky, successful.
AgÓti n.f. Agatha.
aggangari v.t. bite, grab, seize. Also: aggannari.
aggenti n.f. people, crowd, acquaintances.
agghialoru n.m. bot. wild garlic. Also: ogghialoru.
agghiannara n.f. acorn.
agghiorna n.m. daybreak, dawn, sunrise, daylight. Also agghiurnu.
agghiri prep. to, toward, towards.
agghiu n.m. garlic.
agghiunciri v.t. join, join together.
agghiurnari v.i. keep up to date, clear up, enlighten.
agghi¨ttiri v.t. swallow, eat, consume, put up with.
aggiarniari v.i. yellow, turn pale. Also: giarniari.
aggibbari v.i. curve, bend, submit, show patience.
aggibbari v.t. guess.
aggirari v.t. turn back.
aggiuccari v.i., refl. roost, fig. nestle, refl. nuzzle, crouch, squat, joke. go to bed.
aggiustari v.t. mend, repair, put in order.
aggranciu n.m. crab. Also: grÓnciu, arÓnciu.
aggravari v.t. worsen, aggravate, squeeze; refl. stress.
aggruppari v.t. knot, fig. make do, constrained.
Óghiru adj. sour, bitter.
agneddu n.m. lamb.
agnuni n.f. corner, hiding place, secluded place.
agnusdeu n.m. wax figurine of the Easter lamb.
agresta n.f. unripe grape, sour grape.
agru adj. sour, acid, tart, fig. pungent
ag¨gghia n.f. needle.
Agustinu n.m. Augustine.
agustinu adj. of August
aguriu n.m. wish, greeting, omen.
agustu n.m. august. Also: austu.
aisari v.t. rise, raise.
aiutari v.t. help. Also: ajutari
ajeri adv. yesterday.
ajutari v.t. help. Also: ajutari
ajutarisi v.t. refl. help oneself.
ajutu di costa idiom exceptional help.
alÓcci n.f. ichth. anchovy.
alastru n.m. broom, Calicotome infesta, alastra, ginestra spinosa.
Ólberu n.m. tree.
alburi n.m. first light.
alcunu pron., adj. somebody, someone, anybody, anyone. Also: caccunu, quarcunu.
ali n.f. wings, dice.
allagnÓrisi rifl. lament, complain, moan.
allampari v.t. strike with lightning, strike dead.
allargari v.t. enlarge, widen, let out (a garment).
allascari v.t. scatter, thin out, cut back.
allattatu n.f. whitened.
allatu adv. nearby, near, next to.
allavancari v.t. refl. throw, shove down a precipice; collapse.
allegru adj. happy.
allŔstiri v.t. prepare, set up, fit out
alliggiari v.t. alleviate, placate, comfort.
alliggiriri v.t. unload, empty, lighten, relieve. Also: alligghiriri.
alligrari v.t. make happy.
alligrizza n.f. happiness, joy.
allippari v.t. attach, affix.
allisciari v.t. refl. to pet, to flatter, to polish; lick its fur.
alliticari v.i. litigate, sue.
allitticari v.i. bedridden.
allittiratu adj. educated, learned.
allocu prep. instead of, in place of.
alloggiu n.m. accommodation, lodging
allungari v.t. lengthen, defer.
alluntanari v.t. separate, move away from, distance.
allupari v.t.i devour, swallow; be famished, be hungry as a wolf.
alluggiari v.t. host; v.i. spend the night, rest a little; entertain.
allura adv. at that time, then, in that case.
allurdari v.t. soil, dirty, tarnish, smear, contaminate.
Aloi n.m. St. Eloy, St. Aloi, St. Euloge.
aluzzu n.m. zool. pike.
amanti n.m.f. lover.
amari v.t. to love, to prefer.
amaru adj. bitter, unpleasant. lamentable, sad, afflicted, woeful, wretched, sorry, unhappy.
amati v.t. past part. loved.
amenta n.f. mint.
amici n.m. friends.
amicizia n.f. friendship.
amicu n.m. friend.
amicuni n.m. good-time friends, bad company
amistÓ n.f. friendship.
amistati n.f. friendship.
ammaccari v.t. bruise, dent, mar, deform, crumple, crush.
ammadunari v.t. precipitously impregnating a girl, involving someone in a complication, hoodwink.
ammagghiari v.t. connect chain links, catch in a net, get confused, desist; fade, shrivel, become calm, lose self confidence. Also: ammagliari.
ammaisari v.t. plow, harrow, cultivate.
ammalannatati adj. greedy, dissatisfied.
ammancari v.i. lack, run out, be missing, fail, fall short.
ammannata n.f. hand-picked, chosen.
ammarrari v.t. obstruct, block, fig. face, cope with. Also: mmarrari, sbarrari.
Ómmaru n.m. shrimp, bait.
ammastratu adj. skilled, organized, prudent, wise.
ammÓttiri v.i. happen, occur, arrive, turn up, hit, bang into.
ammÓtula adv. useless, in vain.
ammazzari v.t. kill.
ammazzatina n.f. killing, carnage, massacre.
ammenna v.t. reproach, correct, scold.
ammigghiurata adj. better, improved.
amminazzari v.t. menace, warn, caution; scold.
ammintuvari v.t. name, mention, recall, discuss.
ammirari v.t. admire, enjoy, cherish, revere.
ammizzigghiari v.t. to spoil, coddle excessively.
ammu n.m. two numbers drawn in Lotto, double. Also: amu.
ammuccari v.t. bite, feed, explain, gain more than expected.
ammuccia v.t. hides, conceals.
ammucciari v.t. to hide, to conceal, to secrete.
ammucciuni adv. secretly, furtively.
ammuinu n.m. chaos, confusion.
ammulari v.i. frugal, spending carefully. (PitrŔ)
ammuntuari v.t. mention, name, nominate.
ammutiri v.i. become mute, speechless.
ammuttari v.t. push, press, instigate, force.
amu n.m. fishhook.
amuri n.m. love.
anca n.f. hip, side, thigh, leg.
ancŔlicu adj. angelic.
anchi adv. also, too, even.
ancidda n.f. eel, excl. gosh!; support beam.
ancilina adv. loc. left fallen.
ancilu n.m. angel.
anciova n.f. ichth. anchovy.
Andria n.m. Andrew.
aneddu n.m. ring, band, teething ring, bot. tendril, ringlet, lock, curl.
animulara adj. f. witch.
Anna n.f. Anna Anne, Ann.
annacari v.t. rock, steer, cajole, raise.
annari v.t. go.
annata n.f. year, voyage.
annavanzari v.t. grow, advance.
annigari v.t. drown.
annigarisi refl. drown oneself.
anningari v.t. ask, request; rar. pester. Also: anningari, andingari, nningari.
annigghiarisi v.t. make sad.
anniricari v.t. blacken, suntan, fig. hurt someone Also: anniuricari.
annittari v.t. to clean, purge, empty, sift, winnow.
annu n.m. year.
ann¨nziu n.m. greeting, foreboding.
annuvularisi v.i cloud over.
anta n.f. doorjamb, . Also: antu, Ónnata.
anticu adj. old.
antim˛niu n.m. dampness of the sulphur mine.
antividiri v.t. foresee, predict
Antoni n.m. Anthony. Also: Antonu.
Antuninu n.m. Anthony.
antura adv. before now, just before.
anzi conj. instead, on the contrary, on the other hand, in fact.
apa n.f. bee.
apostatari v.i. apostatize, lead astray.
appanari v.t. sate, satiate, satisfy (with bread or other food).
appappari v.i. gobble up, gorge.
apparari v.t. adorn, decorate; Meli. mortify.
apparenza n.f. appearance.
apparicchiari v.t. arrange, prepare shortly ahead of time.
apparintari v.i. become related, resemble, adapt.
appartŔniri v.i. belong, pertain. Also: appartiniri.
appattari v.t. tie, resemble, compare.
appedi adv. on foot.
appŔnniri v.t. litigate, argue, wrangle.
appiccicari v.i. climb up, light a fire, incite.
appigghia v.t. burns, seizes, takes, grasps at.
appillativu n.m. uncertain.
appisu adj. hung, suspended.
appizzari v.t. plant, hang, post, switch, apply, affix, insert, jab, bite; ruin, waste, lose.
appoja v.t. support, help.
appracÓrisi refl. calm down, quieten.
apprenniri v.t. learn, aprehend, understand; ignite.
appressu adj. after, following.
appressu adv. then, later.
appretta v.t. provokes, arouses, elicits, excites.
appricari v.t. apply, affix, employ. Also: applicari.
apprinsioni n.f apprehension.
apprizzari v.t. appraise, value, highlight. Also: apprezzari.
appurtari v.t. produce, cause, provoke, generate, bring.
aprili n.m. April.
apriri v.t. open. Also: grapiri.
aprocchi n.m. bot. starthistle.
aragona n.f. aragon.
aranciu n.m. orange, orange tree.
arari v.t. plow, till, cultivate.
aratu n.m. plow.
arbitriu n.m. free will, discretion, liberty.
arcanu adj. arcane, obsure, profound, mysterious.
arceri adj. industrious.
Archimandrita n.m. archimandrite, Greek Orthodox Abbot.
arcu n.m. rainbow, bow, arch.
arcu di NuŔ n.m. rainbow.
ardica n.f. bot. nettle.
ardiri v.t. ignite, light, burn, provoke, irritate.
arditu adj. bold, daring, fearless.
aremi n.m. coins, gold coins, suit of playing cards.
argentu n.m. silver, coin, money.
aria n.f. air, atmosphere, aspect, semblance.
aria n.f. arrogance, conceit, hautiness, airs.
aricchia n.f. ear.
arýganu n.m. oregano, marjoram.
ariu n.m. sky, atmosphere, air.
arma n.f. soul, spirit, sensitivity, heart. Also: anima.
arma n.f. arms, weapon.
armali n.m. animal.
armari v.t. arm.
armatura n.f. weaponry, armor, armament.
armentu n.m. herd, flock.
armisanti n.f. excl. holy souls. Also a bread roll made in a special form to be given in charity.
arragghiari v.i. bray.
arraggiari v.i. anger. Also: arrabiari.
arraggiatu adl. furious, enraged, bad tempered.
arrancari v.i. persevere, plod on, hurry, be zealous.
arrasari v.t. equalize, level, make even, pass a straight edge over a container to remove the excess.
arrasari v.i. sprout, revitalize.
arrascari v.t. scrape off, scale (a fish), scratch, scrape, scrounge.
arraspari v.t grate, scratch.
arrassari v.t. separate, distance, move away.
arrassu adv. and prep. far away, far from.
arrŔnniri v.t. restitute, give back, return, render, refl. cede.
arreri adv. in back, again, anew.
arri archaic. precise meaning is lost in Sicilian antiquity.
arricchiri v.i.t. to get rich, to enrich.
arricogghiri v.t. harvest, reap, pick up, collect, gather, envelop, receive.
arricupirari v.t. recover, retrieve.
arricurdari v.t. remember, mention, inform, comfort.
arrifari v.t. remake, redo, make anew, regain health, regain financial well-being.
arrifranchiri v.refl. remake oneself, improve one's condition.
arrifriddatura n.f. cold, head cold.
arrifriscari v.t. cool, refresh.
arrifutari v.t. reject, oppose, refuse, deny.
arrigalari v.t give. Also: rigalari.
arrijttari v.t. recast, regurgitate, vomit, repulse. Also: arriittari.
arrimazzare v.t. throw to the ground, knock down.
arriminari v.t. stir, mix.
arrimuddari v.t. soften, mellow, alleviate, mitigate.
arrinari v.t. rein back (animal), hold back (person); fill or cover with sand.
arrinesciri v.i. succeeds, brings to a good end.
arringari v.t. align, list, recount in detail, hunt a prey, follow the hound.
arrinigari v.t. deny, disown, repudiate.
arrinusatu adj. remake, reinvent, up by own bootstraps.
arripizzari v.t. repair, patch, mend.
arriprŔnniri v.t. scold, reproach, rebuke.
arripusari v.i., refl. rest, sleep, fallow terrain, mature, stop.
arriscusu adj. risky, chancy, perilous, dicey.
arrisentiri v.t. reawaken.
arrisicari v.t. risk.
arrisorbiri v.t. resolve, settle.
arrispigghiari v.t. awaken. also arrisbigghiari, arrispigliari.
arrispittari v.t. to respect, to treat well.
arrisp¨nniri v.i. answer.
arristari v.i. remain, stop, stay, last. Also: ristari.
arritirari v.t. to restrain, hold back.
arrivari v.i. arrive, catch up with, reach, succeed.
arr˛zzula-baddi n.m. scarab, dung-beetle. Also: arr˛zzulabaddi, arrozzulammerda.
arrubbari v.t. rob, steal.
arrusicari v.t. gnaw, fig. grumble, lament.
arruspigghiari v.t. awaken.
arrussicari v.i. blush.
arrussittÓrisi refl. apply rouge, embellish.
arr¨stiri v.t. roast, bake, broil, grill, fig. harshly criticize.
arrustu n.m. roast.
arruttari v.i. belch, burp.
arruzzulari v.t. refl. tumble down.
arsu adj. burned.
artaru n.m. altar. Also: altaru, ataru, otaru.
arti n.f. skill, ability, profession, art, artifice.
Órvulu n.m. tree.
ascari v.t. cut firewood.
asciari v.t. antiq. find, recover, locate; euphem. give birth. Also: ahhiari. The contemporary meaning of asciari is to chop or hew with an ax.
asciucari v.t. dry, wipe away, drain, parch, wither away.
asciuttari v.t. dry, wipe. Also: asciucari.
asciuttu adj. dry, thin, skinny, fig. penniless.
ascuta v.t. listens.
ascutari v.t. to listen.
asinitati n.f. stupidity, asininity
asinu n.m. jackass, donkey, ass. Also: camÓru.
aspetta v.t. awaits, expects.
aspittari v.t. await, expect.
aspru adj. bitter, coarse, rough, wild.
assai adv. a lot, much more.
assartari v.t. mil. storm, assault; raid; hold up.
assassinu n.m. assassin.
assecunna prep. second. Also: assacunnu, assecunnu.
assecunnari v.t. expel the placenta.
assediu n.m. siege, fig. deprivation.
assenti adj. rare. absent, abstracted, vacant.
assenzia n.f. absence. Also: assenza.
assŔquii n.m. respect, reverance.
assichiari v.t. pay respect, revere.
assicura v.t. protects, assures.
assicutari v.t. to chase, to run after, to pursue.
assicutatu v.t. past p. pursued.
assimigghiari v.i. resemble, look like, is like.
assinnatu adj. judicious.
assistenti n.m. assistant.
assistiri v.i. recover, help, comfort, assist.
assittari v.t. sit, situate, accomplish.
assu n.m. one, ace.
ass˛rviri v.t. absolve. Also: ass˛rbiri.
Assunzioni n.f. assumption of Mary (15 August).
assuppari v.t. wet, soak.
assupprisciri v.t. assume, pay, cover.
assuttigghiari v.i. hiccup, sob; v.t. sharpen.
asta n.f. flagpole, axle, shaft of the plow, fish hook.
astutari v.t. to extinguish, to put out, fig. settle, end.
astutu adj. astute.
atrŔu n.m. bot. melilot lat. Melilotus Infestus, sweet clover.
attaccari v.t. tie, obligate.
attangari v.t. Bar the door, bolt the door.
attenniri v.i. attend to, accomplish, follow through.
attillÓrisi v.refl. dressed with elegance and refinement.
attimpuni n.m.f. informer, spy.
attisari v.t. pull, stretch, extend, lengthen, relieve.
attizzari v.t. set afire, stoke, fig. invite.
attornu adv. nearby, around, about.
attristari v.t. become unhappy, lament.
attruzzari v.t.i. bump lightly, deal with someone.
attu n.m. act, deed, pretense, statute, division of a performance.
attruvari v.t. find, give birth to, bear. Also: truvari.
attuppari v.t. cork, plug up, cover, stopper.
aucidiri v.t. kill. Also: acidiri,auciriri.
audaci n.f. audacity.
Óudiri v.t. hear.
auguru n.m. good wishes, good fortune.
ausari v.i. venture, dare, lift, leave.
Óutru pron. someone else, some other.
Óutru adj. other, another.
Óutu adj. high. Also: altu, gÓutu.
autunnu n.m. autumn.
auzari v.t. set aside, save, store.
avantaggiu n.m. advantage. Also: vantaggiu.
avantari v.t.refl. swagger, vaunt, brag, boast.
avantau v.t. past p. of avantari. boasted.
avanti adv. better, rather, quite.
avanti prep. beforehand, in front of, prior to.
avanzari v.i. advance, move forward, make progress, augment, grow.
avarizia n.f. avarice, stinginess, greed, parsimony.
avaru n.m. miser.
Avimmaria n.f. prayer, bell ringing at sunset, vespers, rapidly, know by memory. Also: Vimmaria.
aviri v.i. have.
aviri v.t. to own, as property, wealth.
avirtenti adj. attentive, aware, diligent.
avirtenza n.f. care, concern, preoccupation, attention. Also: abbirtenza, avvirtenza, avirtŔnzia.
avu n.m. ancestor.
avvŔniri v.i. happen, occur. See: abbŔniri.
avvertiri v.t. inform, advise, warn, note, call, manage.
avvezzu adj. habituated, accustomed.
avvicinari v.t. approach, get close, go near.
avviliri v.t. discourage.
avvilisciri v.i. get discouraged.
avviniri n.m. time to come, future.
avvinturatu adj. fortunate. Also: abbinturatu.
avvirmari v.i. be worm eaten, scrawny.
avvirsitÓ n.f. adversity.
avvisari v.t. advise, forewarn, instruct, warn.
avvisu n.m. alert, notice, advice.
avvizzari v.t. accustom, adapt.
avvucatu n.m. lawyer.
azioni n.f. acts, action.
azzalori n.f.pl. bot. hawthorn, loquat, medlar, lat. Crataegus azarolus.
azzappa v.t. hoe.
azzÓru n.m. steel.
babbaluci n.m. snail.
babbanu adj. foolish, stupid, simpleton.
baccalaru n.m. codfish, fool, tardy person, female genitalia, crude error, syphilis.
bÓculu n.m. bishop's crook.
bada n.f. wait for.
badagghiu n.m. yawn.
badda n.m. ball, sphere, projectile, bullet.
badd˛ttula n.f. big or small ball of hard matter.
baddusu n.m. herniation.
Bagaria n.f. Bagheria.
bagascia n.f. harlot, whore, hooker.
bagghiu n.m. courtyard, winery workforce. Also: bÓgliu.
baggianu adj. pretentious, uppity, lavish, haughty.
bai excl. short for goodbye.
baju adj. reddish brown.
balata n.f. slate, flagstone, stone tomb cover.
balataru n.m. palate, fig. taste. Also: balatu, palataru.
balestra n.f. crossbow, bow, catapult, slingshot, leaf spring.
ballari v.i. dance. Also: abballari.
ballata n.f. dance, carouse. Also: abballata.
ballu n.m. dance, ball.
bammina n.f. baby, La Bammina is the Festival of the Nativity of Mary which falls on Sept. 8.
banchettu n.m. banquet.
bancu n.m. bank, pot.
banna n.f. side, part, place.
bannera n.f. banner.
bannu n.m. decree, law, public notice.
baratteri n.m. discounter, barterer.
baria n.f.ornith. flycatcher, Lat. muscicapa hypoleuca.
Bartulumeu n.m. Bartholomew
baruni n.m. baron.
basca n.f. fatigue, anguish, distress, anxiety, agitation.
basta adv, enough, sufficiently.
bastardu adj. bastard, mongrel, not genuine.
bastari v.i. suffice, be enough.
Bastianu n.m. Sebastian
batia n.f. abbey, monastery, orphanage, pear variety.
batissa n.f. abbess.
battagghia n.f. battle, fight, fig. disagreement.
battagghiu n.m. clapper.
batteddu n.m. dinghy, rowboat.
battiri v.t. strike, beat, knock, touch.
bbicchibbacchi n.m. narrow necked jug or pitcher.
beccamortu n.m. gravedigger.
beccu n.m. spout, beak.
beccu n.m. billy goat, cuckold.
beddu adj. beautiful, pretty.
benfattu n.m. well made.
benefatturi n.m. benefactor.
benefiziu n.m. benefit, advantage, potential. Also: benefizziu.
beni n.m. good, means, property.
beni adv. well.
benifiziu n.m. reward, advantage, benefit.
benvuliri v.t. like Also bommuliri.
bestia n.f. beast, animal, unreasonable man, ignorant person, the devil.
biada n.f. fodder.
bianchettu n.m. facial coloring, cosmetics.
biancu adj. white, agr. barren.
bianculidda adj. whitish, pale.
Bianchi n.m. The Whites.
biasimari v.t. disparage, belittle, degrade, blame.
biatu adj. blessed, blest, happy. Also: miatu.
biccheri n.m. water glass. Also: bicchieri.
bicchirottu n.m. a glass filled to the brim.
biddicchiu adj. pleasing, likeable, pretty, ruddy.
biddizza n.f. beauty.
bili. n.f. bili, gall
billi-billi n.f.pl. sweet-talk.
billizza n.f. beauty.
binchý conj. although, however.
binidiciri v.t. to bless.
Binidittu n.m. Benedict
binidittu adj. blessed, holy.
binificari v.t. cultivate soil, turn over, improve, remodel, restore.
binignu partOfSpeech. EngTrans.
binivulenzia n.f. benevolence, good will.
birbanti n.m. scoundrel, rogue, rascal, hooligan.
birritta n.f. cap, biretta, man.
birrutu adj. testy, petulant, peevish, cantankerous.
bisesta adj. leap year.
bisognu n.m. need, necessity.
bisugnusu adj. busy.
biviri v.t. drink. Also: viviri.
bletta n.f. bot. beet, Lat. Beta vulgaris. Also: gira.
boccia n.f. spherical object, wooden ball, game.
boffa n.f. slap.
boja n.m. executioner, hangman.
bonciornu n.m. a good day.
bontempu n.m. fair weather.
bonu adj. good, healthy.
botta n.f. tap, hit, blow, shot, knock, bump.
bozzu n.m. bump, lump, proof copy, tumor.
brÓcia n.f. embers.
bravu adj. able, clever, honest.
brevi adj. short, concise, brief.
brigantinu n.m. brig, brigantine.
brigata n.f. meeting, conversation, dialogue, mil. brigade.
brigghia n.f. bridle.
brivatura n.f. drinking trough, waterhole. Also: abbiviratura.
brocca n.f. forked stick, fork.
brodu n.m. broth.
bruca n.f. bot. tamarisk. Also: vruca.
bruciari v.i.t. burn, set fire.
brunzu n.m. bronze.
brusca n.f. bristle brush, horse brush, twig.
bruttu adj. ugly, unbecoming, bad, deformed.
bucatu n.m. washtub; rar. lawyer. Also: rar. abbucatu.
buddÓci adj. credulous; type of bigmouthed fish.
bufalu n.m. buffalo.
buffa n.f. toad
buffunýa v., adj., n. mocks, scorns, shames.
buffuniari v.t. mock, scorn, shame, betray, let down, make fun of.
bufuruna n.f. land turtle. Also: cufuruna, tartuca di terra.
bugghiolu n.m. wooden bucket used to transfer wine.
bummulu n.m. narrow neck terra cotta container, often with two handles and a small hole from which to drink.
bunazza n.f. calm, peace, lull.
buntÓ n.f. kindness, goodness. Also: buntati.
burdellu n.m. brothel.
burgisi n.m. tenant farmer, settler,
burlari v.t.i. mock, chaff, tease; lie. Also: burriari, burliari.
burnii n.f. old fashioned apothecary jars.
burrasca n.f. tempest, thunder storm.
busca n.f chip, speck.
busi n.f. empty, parched stalks, bushes in arid location.
busciuni n.m. boxwood.
busunacchi n.pl. upstarts.
busuni n.m. dry stalk of wheat or rye.
buttana n.f. prostitute, shore, harlot.
buttari v.t. throw away, get rid of, kick out.
buttarusu adj. med. goitrous. Also: guttarusu, vuttarusu.
buttunedda n.m. bud.
ca adv. that, which; here.
cabedda n.f. excise tax, duty, land tax. Also: cabella, gabella, gabedda.
cacaniru n.m. last born, smartest. Also: cacanidu.
cacapalu n.m. ornith. Whinchat, Lat. Saxicola rubetra
cacaredda n.f. diarrhea.
cacari v.t.i. defecate, waste, vulg. shit.
cacata n.f. defecation.
caccia n.f. hunt, chase, catch, drive.
cacciari v.t. drive out, urge on, chase, hurry.
cacciaturi n.m. hunter.
caciu n.m. cheese. Also: casu.
cac˛cciula n.f. artichoke.
caciuni n.f. cause, fault, occasion. Also: scaciuni, accaciuni.
caddusi adj. calloused, hardened.
cadiri v.i. fall, happen, succeed.
caduta n.f. fall, fallen, sunset, waterfall, skirt, drip, fish net.
cadutu v.t. felled, fallen.
cafŔ n.m. coffee.
cagnolu n.m. young dog.
caiccu n.m. caique, boat, craft, skiff.
caj˛rda n.f. dirty, filthy, boor, buffoon, prostitute. Also: cajorda.
cajorsu adj. savage.
cÓjula n.f. hat ornament.
calamita n.f. lodestone, magnetic ore, magnet.
calamitÓ n.f. calamity, misfortune. Also: calamitati.
calari v.t. lower, diminish, decline, descend.
Calavria place name. Calabria.
Calavrisi n.m. Calabrian.
calenni f.pl. Dec. 13 to 24, also calends.
cÓlia n.f. roasted chick peas.
calici n.m. chalice.
Caltagiruni n.f. Caltagirone. Also: Caltaggiruni.
cal¨nnia n.f. calumny, libel, harassment, pretext, excuse. Also: calunia.
camÓru n.m. red donkey. Also: asinu.
camina v.t. walks.
caminari v.t. walk.
caminu n.m. road, travel, way.
cÓmmara n.f. room, bedroom, chamber.
cammareri n.m. valet, manservant.
cammisa n.f. shirt, blouse, nightshirt, nightgown.
campa v.i. 3rd p.sing. lives.
campagna n.f. countryside.
campana n.f. bell.
campanaru n.m. bell ringer.
campanedda n.f. little bell, knocker, voice.
campaniari v.i. ring, sound.
campari v.i. to live, to be alive.
capitulu n.m. chapter, essay, canonical corpu, meeting of religious.
campavita n.f. making a living.
campu n.m. field, country.
camula n.f. woodworm
canali n.m. canal, rain gutter, roof tile.
cÓnavu n.m. bot. cannabis, Indian hemp, marijuana. Also: cÓnnavu.
cÓncari n.m. cancers, troubles, hinges.
cÓncia v.t. changes, trades, barters, transforms, alters.
cÓncianu v.t. 3rd p.pl. change.
canciari v.t. change.
cani n.m. dog.
cani-caccia n.f. hunting dog.
canigghia n.f. skin, peel, grain chaff.
canna n.f. cane, stick, fish rod, ancient measure 2.08 M, grain stalk, any tube such as a rifle barrel, boot legging.
cannara n.f. intertwind bamboo surface of various uses.
cannarozzu n.m. esophagus, throat.
cannata n.f. jug, pitcher, mug.
cannavazzu n.m. course linen cloth, canvas, duster.
cannedda n.f. piece of cane, tap, siphon, bone.
cannila n.f. candle, oil lamp, jest. snot, small pipe.
cannileri n.m. candlestick.
Cannilora n.f. Candlemas.
cannitu n.m. cane thicket, bush, cane field.
cannolu n.m. hair roller, tube.
cannunata n.f. cannon shot.
cantararu n.m. vedor of night basins.
cantari v.t. sing.
cÓntaru n.m. chamber pot.
cantÓru n.m. hundredweight (80-100 kg).
cantaturi n.m. singer.
canti v.t. sing.
cantina n.f. wine cellar, tavern, wine bar.
cantu n.m. sing, song.
cantu n.m. corner.
cantunata n.f. large stone, thrown stone.
cantunera n.f. cornerstone, corner, corner of a room, street corner, pillar.
cantuneri n.m. road worker.
cantuni n.m. corner, cornerstone.
canusciri v.t. know, recognize, understand, realize.
canuzzu n.m.dim. little dog, lap dog.
caparra n.f. down payment.
capiddu n.m. hair, fig. woman.
cÓpiri v.i. contain, accomodate, enter, fig. having to do with.
capiri v.t.i. understand, comprehend.
capistru n.m. halter, rope, noose.
capitali n.m. assets, investment.
capitanu n.m. captain. Also: capitaniu.
capitari v.t. occur, happen, be caught, win.
capitulu n.m. chapter, fig. conclude; eccl. religious group or meeting place.
capizzali n.m. bolster, sickbed, sacred picture, bedside holy water receptacle; pap, teat, nipple.
capizzu n.m. bolster, pillow.
cappa n.f. hooded cloak, eccl. cope, blanket, fireplace hood, skim, scab, eczema, poultice, plaster.
Cappa name. Cappa feudal estate.
cappeddu n.m. hat, fig. man, noble, aristocrat.
cappella n.f. chapel.
cappiddazzu n.m. large hat, clown, bigot.
cappidderi n.m. hair vendor.
cappillanu n.m. a priest attached to a chapel, chaplain.
cappottu n.m. coat, cloak, overcoat.
cappuccinu n.m. Capuchin friar.
capp¨cciu n.m. cowl, hooded cloak, cabbage.
capricciu n.m. tantrum, whim, caprice. Also: crapicciu.
capu n.m. cape, promontory, chief, point, reason, top.
capu d'annu expr. New Year's Day.
capumastru n.m. headmaster, chief, boss, supervisor.
capuni n.m. capon.
caputa n.f. capacity, fitness.
carbuni. n.m. coal, charcoal. Also: carvuni, carvunu.
carcagnu n.m. heel.
carcangnutu adj. walker, one with good legs.
carcÓra n.f. ovens.
carcarÓri n.m. quarry limestone.
carcarazzignu adj. chatty, talkative.
carcariari v.i. cluck, cackle, babble.
carduni n.m. cardoon or thistle, related to the artichoke.
carera n.f. weaver
carigna n.f. affection.
caristia n.f. shortage, scarcity, famine.
caritÓ n.f. compassion, kindness, charity. Also: caritati.
carizza n.f. caress, touch, discount, baker's dozen.
carminari v.t. brush, card, tease (wool)
carnalmenti adv. by the flesh, carnally.
carnazzu n.m. collagen, carrion, meat waste.
carni n.f. meat, flesh, food, fig. goods, person.
carni di vacca n.f. beef.
carnilivari n.m. carnival, Mardi gras, Shrove Tuesday. Also: carnalivari, carnalivaru, carniluari, carniluvari, carrivali, carlivari.
carpistari v.t. trample, tread, stand on.
carpusu n.m. thief, pickpocket.
carrabba n.f. carafe.
carrateddu n.m. keg, small barrel, heavy-set, jocu. drunkard.
carrettu n.m. cart.
carriari v.t. carry, cart, truck, transport.
carricari v.t. load down, carry, load a pistol, reinvigorate oneself, charge, invoice.
carricatu v.t. carried, burdened, fruited.
carricatura n.f. exaggeration, abuse, affectation, caricature.
cÓrricu adj. loaded, heavy.
cÓrricu n.m. load, burden, met. care, concern.
carrineddu n.m. dim. of carrinu, silver coin worth 0.21 of a lira in 1868.
carrinu n.m. quarter, two-bits, a Bourbon silver coin worth 0.21 of a lira in 1868.
carrittaria n.f. carriage room.
carrozza n.f. carriage.
Carru n.m. Charles.
carru n.m. wagon, cart.
carrubba n.f. bot. carob, pod, hull, hum. phallus. punch, money
carta n.f. paper, wallpaper, document, certificate, coupon, playing card.
Cartagiruni a city in the province of Catania. Caltagirone.
cartedda n.m. basket, chest, hamper, large quantity.
carti n.f playing cards.
cartilŔggii n.f. collected papers, notebook. Also: cartulesi.
caru adj. beloved, dear, precious, expensive.
carucchiaru n.m. saving miser.
carusa n.f. girl, daughter, servant, girlfriend.
carusu n.m. boy, apprentice, moneybox.
carvuni n.m. coal. Also: carbuni.
carzareri n.m. jailer.
carzarari v.t. imprison, jail. Also: carciarari, carcerari.
cÓrzari n.m. jail, prison. Also: cÓrcira, cÓrzara, cÓrziri.
casa n.f. house.
casali n.m. farmhouse, farmstead; hamlet, village.
casalinu n.m. abandoned house, destroyed, ruins.
casata n.f. household, family members.
cascari v.i. to fall.
cascavaddu n.m. cheese from cow's milk, a bolt with a four-sided head, hypocrite.
cÓscia n.f. trunk, chest, treasure chest, case, container, cash draw.
casciuni n.m. drawer.
casedda n.f. little cottage, shed, alcove, garden plot.
cassari v.t. cancel, break.
cÓssaru n.m. a principal street in Palermo.
cassata n.f. cassata, dessert made with ricotta.
cassatedda n.f. dim. of cassata, dessert made with sweetened ricotta.
castagna n.f. chestnut, chestnut tree.
casteddu n.m. castle, fortress, manor house, mansion, prison.
Castedduvitranu a city in the province of Trapani. Castelvetrano.
castigari v.t. castigate, punish; correct oneself; remain shaken by an experience. Also: casticari, castiari.
castigu n.m. rebuke, reprimand.
castitÓ n.f. chastity. Also: castitati.
castratu v.t. past p. castrated.
castu adj. chaste.
casu n.m. chance, coincidence, event, case.
catalai n.m.pl. troubles.
catalettu n.m. bier, coffin.
cataminari v.t. move. Also: catamiari.
Catania capitol city of the province. Catania.
catapanu n.m. municipal food inspector.
Catarina n.f. Catherine.
catarru n.m. catarrh, phlegm.
catina n.f. chain, bond, leash, tie, mountain range.
catinazzu n.m. bolt, lock.
cattiva n.f. widow.
cattivu adj., n.m. bad, evil, wicked, widower.
catu n.m. pail, bucket.
cÓuci n.f. lime, mortar.
cÓuciu n.m. kick.
cÓudu adj. hot, warm. Also: cÓviru.
cÓusa n.f. litigation, case, suit, lawsuit, reason, cause.
cÓusi n.m. pl. pants, trousers.
cautela n.f. security, caution, prudence, circumspection.
cavaddaru n.m. horseman, rider.
cavaddu n.m. horse.
cavalcatura n.f. beast of burden, fig. ignoramus. Also: cavarcatura.
cavaleri n.m. cavalier, knight, gentleman, horseman, rider.
cavarcari v.t. ride, straddle, mount.
cavari v.t. dig, excavate, extract, pierce.
caviali n.m. capital, investment, pretext, excuse.
cavigghia n.f. small plug, stick, quibble, split hairs, argue.
cavigghiunaru n.m. planter, farmer who plants.
cavigghiuni n.m. dibble, wooden pin.
cavulu n.m. bot. cabbage. Also: cÓulu.
cavulu_cappucciu n.m. spring cabbage
cazzari v.t. pull a rope.
cazzicaddŔ n.f. small black snail.
ccÓ adv. here.
cchi¨ adv. adj. pron. much, more, most.
cchi¨ttostu adv. rather, somewhat.
cci adv. there, here.
'ccillenza n.f. title Excellency.
cecu adj., n.m. blind
celu n.m. sky, paradise, heaven.
censu n.m. annual rent, lease, census.
centu n.m. one hundred.
cera n.f. facial aspect, look, appearance, mien.
cercari v.t. seek.
cercu n.m. hoop, ring, metal band.
cerniri v.t. to sift, to sieve.
cersa n.f. oak tree, oak.
certu adj. certain, definite, sure, secure.
cervu n.m. zool. deer, buck, stag.
Cesari n.m. Caesar.
cŔusi n.m. mulberry tree.
checcu adj. stutterer, stammerer.
chi pron. conj. adj. what, that, as.
chiÓcchiara n.f. chatter.
chiacchiarari v.i. chatter.
chiacchiaruni n.m. braggart, windbag, chatterbox.
chiaccu n.m. slip knot, bow tie knot, shoelace knot.
chiaga n.f. sore, plague, nuisance.
chiÓita n.f. chatter, gossip.
chiama v.t. 3rd p.sing. calls.
chiama-quagghi n.f. quail call.
chiamari v.t. call, name, summon.
chianca n.f. plant, stump, butcher's shop, base, pedestal, plinth.
chianchieri n.m. butcher. Also: vucceri.
chianci v.t. 3rd p.sing. mourn for, cry.
chiÓnciri v.t.i. cry.
chianciulinu adj. teery, weepy.
chianozzu n.m. plane, block plane.
chiantari v.t. plant, stick, stuff, jab, bed, attach, put, land.
chiantu n.m. crying, weeping, tears.
chianu n.m. plain, plaza, courtyard, floor of a building, deck of a ship, farmstead.
chianu adj. plain, flat level, clear,
chianu adv. slowly, deliberately.
chianura n.f. large level terrain.
chiÓppara n.f. capers.
Chiara n.f. Clare.
chiarchiÓru n.m. pile of stones, stone quarry, stony ground.
chiarýa n.f. clear sky.
chiaru adj. clear, honest.
chiattu adj. stout, flat, dull.
chiavi n.f. key.
chiazza n.f. plaza, square, main street, puddle
chica n.f. wrinkle, fold.
chicari v.t. bend, fold, relent.
chiddu pron. that, who.
chiesa n.f. church.
china n.f. river overflow, flood.
chinu adj. full, solid, round.
chi˛ n.m. owl.
chiovi v.i. rains.
chi˛viri v.i. rain. Also: chi˛ppiri, chiu˛viri, ci˛viri.
chiovu n.m. nail.
chissi inter. scat!
chistu pron. this one.
chi¨diri v.t. close.
chiumazzu n.m. pillow.
chiummu n.m. lead (82 Pb), plumb bob.
Chiuppu n.m. Pioppo; poplar tree, Lat. populus dilatata.
chiurma n.f. crew, team of workers, multitude, mob, gang, crowd.
chiusa n.f. enclosed field, enclosure for livestock.
chiuvaru n.m. nail maker.
ciaca n.f. pebble, stone.
ciacaredda n.f. pebble.
ciacca n.f. crack, split, cleft, crevice.
ciacca v.t. cracks.
ciaccari v.t. to plow, to split, to crack, to cleave.
cialeddi n.f. chatterbox.
cial˛ n.m. goon, oaf, fool, gullible.
ciamma n.f. flame, extreme heat, ardent passion, banner.
ciampedda n.f. tile.
ciancianeddi pl. quaking Grass; songbirds.
ciancu n.m. hip.
Ciaramunti place name Chiaramonte.
ciaraveddu n.m. kid goat.
ciarmanti n.f. confessor's favorite female penitent.
ciascu n.m. flask, amfora with two handles, narrow-necked wooden vase.
ciascuni n.m. flask, amfora with two handles, narrow-necked wooden vase. Accr. of ciascu.
ciatu n.m. breath, force, vigor.
ciÓula n.f. rook, crow, jackdaw, magpie.
ciaurari v.t. smell, Also: ciaulari.
cibbu n.m. food, nourishment.
cicala n.f. cicada.
cicatu adj. blind.
cicireddu n.m. small quantity, lattarini (a small fish).
cicirittu n.m. crumb, iota, speck, jot. Also: cicireddu.
ciciru n.m. chick pea, garbanzo bean, ceci.
ciciruni n.m. tour guide, ornith. bunting, chatterbox.
Ciccu informal of given name Franciscu Chick, Frank, Francis.
Cifalutani n.m.f. a native of Cefalu, a Cefaluan.
cilatu adj. concealed, hidden.
cima n.f summit, rod to measure cask contents.
cimedda n.f. Long and thin fishing rod.
cýmici n.f. bedbug, fig. annoying person. Also: cýmicia.
cimitŔriu n.m. cemetery.
cinga n.f. cinch, belt, backband.
cýnniri n.f. ashes.
cinquanta adj. fifty.
cinquantina n.f. fifty.
cinta n.f. belt, circuit, cincture.
cintimulu n.m. animal powered mill; fig. indecisiveness.
cintura n.f. belt, band, strap, girdle. Also: cintu, cintura.
ciocca n.f. hen.
ci˛tula n.f. bowl, dish.
cippu n.m. shackles.
cipudda n.f. bot. onion, node, large spinning top.
cira n.f. wax.
cirasa n.f. cherry.
ciratu n.m. cold cream.
circari v.t. to look for, to search, to seek.
circhittaru n.m. tambourine player.
circu n.m. any circular device, cask, wheel.
cirim˛nia n.f. ceremony, pleasantry.
ciriveddu n.m. brain, talent, good sense, mind.
cirniecu n.m. busybody, intuitive. Also: cirnecu.
cirrazzu n.m. contract to plant and develop a vineyard. Also: cerru, cerra, cirru.
cirrichincý n.m. screech owl.
cisca n.f. pail, bucket, wooden bucket.
cissari v.i. cease, finish, die, desist, yield.
citÓ n.f. city. Also: citati.
citarra n.f. guitar. Also: chitarra.
citarra n.f.zool. mollusk, gastropod. Also: chitarra.
citati n.f. city. Also: citÓ.
citrignolu n.m. citron like lemon.
citrolu n.m. cucumber, fool, stupid, bump, penis.
citrularu n.m. vender of citrons.
citu adj. quiet, still, noiseless, peaceful.
ciuccata n.f. hatching, hatchery.
ciumÓra n.f. torrent, dry riverbed, flood of people.
ciumi n.m. river.
ciummu n.m. lead (the metal).
ciunnari v.t. scratch.
ciuri n.m. flower.
ciusciari v.i. blow, pant, snort, puff, chug.
ciusciu n.m. gust of wind, blow, fig. pomp.
civili adj. educated, polite.
civu n.m. food.
c˛cciu n.m. harvest.
cocciu n.m. berry, fruit, seed, pit, drop.
coci e mancia idiom hand to mouth, day to day.
cociri v.t. cook, torment, grieve.
cocu n.m. cook; imbecile.
codda n.f. glue.
coddu n.m. neck
coffa n.f. shopping bag, coffer, basket, feed trough, swollen tonsils.
cogghiri v.t. gather, harvest, pick.
colira n.f. anger, rage.
c˛liri v.i. benefit, gain.
comicu n.m. comic.
c˛mitu n.m. boatswain
comprari v.t. buy, purchase.
comu adv. as, how, like, the way.
commudu n.m. comfort, convenience, ease, leisure.
condimentu di nsalata grp. salad dressing.
consequenza n.f. consequence.
contra prep., adv. against, contrary to; conversely, contrarily.
contrabbannu n.m. smuggling, contraband.
contravilenu n.m. antidote, antivenin.
conusciri v.t. know, recognize, familiar with, acquainted with.
conza v.t. fix, season, prepare, repair, adjust.
conzu n.m. rouge, makeup.
copia n.f. copy, duplication.
coppi n.m.pl. cups (a playing card suit).
c˛ppula n.f. cap, bonnet for newborns, cap of an acorn.
corda n.f. cord, string, rope, cable.
cori n.m. heart.
cornu n.m. adultery, cuckold, horn.
corpu n.m. blow, stroke, hit, body.
corvu adj. black.
corvu n.m. crow.
cosa n.f. thing, matter, affair, business.
costa n.f. rib. Also: costu.
costa n.m. cost, coast.
costu n.m. expense, price, cost.
cota n.f. fruit harvest.
cottu adj. cooked.
c˘tu c˘tu adv. move quietly.
cozzu n.m. nape, occiput, nape, a spine, a ridge, fig. self.
cozzula n.f. scab. Also: cu˛zzula.
crÓculu n.m. smarmy rag. Also: crÓcula.
crai inv. tomorrow.
crapa n.f. goat.
crastu n.m. gelding, ram, billy-goat; fig. cuckold.
cravÓccacci v.t. mount, ride.
cravaccari v.t. ride horseback.
Creddu n.m. Creed.
crŔditu n.m. credence, credibility.
credituri n.m. creditor.
crepapanza adv. immoderately.
crŔsia n.f. church. Also criesa, criŔsia, chiŔsia, and chiesa.
crialesu n.m. kyrie eleison, Lord have mercy.
criari v.t. create, make, cause, produce.
crianza n.f. manners, politeness, well mannered.
criata n.f. maidservant, maid.
criati n.pl. servants.
criatu n.m. servant, valet.
criatura n.f. creature, human being, baby; excl. poor thing.
Criaturi n.m. Creator.
cricchia n.f. tonsure, crest, comb.
cridenza n.f. faith, trust, unsecured loan,credit.
cridiri v.t. believe, think, trust.
cridýtinni v.t. believe.
cridutu adj. believed.
criju v.t. i believed.
cripari v.i. crack, die
criscenti adj. growing, rising, waxing.
criscenti n.m. yeast
crisciri v.i. to grow, increase, rise.
crispu adj. frizzy, kinky, crinkled, ruffled.
cristalesu n.m. Christ have mercy, Christe, elÚison.
cristianu n.m. Christian, person.
Cristu n.m. Christ.
crita n.f. clay.
criticari v.t. criticize.
critti v.i. past part. believed.
crivaru n.m. sieve seller or maker.
crivedda n.f. woven cane sieve, hamper, basket.
crivu n.m. sieve.
croccu n.m. hook, meathook, crampon.
crozza n.f. skull, round rock.
cruci n.f. cross, sacrifice, burden.
crucifissi n.m. crucifix.
crucifissu n.m. crucifix.
crudili adj. cruel, harsh, pitiless.
crudilitati n.f. cruelty, harshness, hurfulness, heartless.
crudu adj. raw, unripe, immature, coarse.
crusta n.f. crust, scab, rind, shell, soil, stain, hide.
crustana n.f. sore, scab, .
cubbÓita n.f. nougat, torrone.
cucca n.f. owl.
cucca n.f. Easter pastry with an egg in the center.
cuccagna n.f. abundance, plenty.
cucchi n.f. bread.
cucchiara n.f. spoon, wooden spoon, tablespoon.
cucchieri n.m. coachman.
cucchietta n.f. paired animals for threshing, double barreled gun.
cuccia n.f. boiled grain.
cuccia! excl. coochah!.
cucciddatu n.m. ring shaped bread loaf. Also: gucciddatu.
C¨cciu n.m. Cuccio.
cuccu n.m. owl, cuckoo.
cuccudrigghiu n.m. crocodile.
cuciddu n.m. buttonhole, eyelet, eye of a needle.
cucina n.f. kitchen.
cucinari v.i. cook.
cucinu carnali adj. nieces and nephews.
cuc¨ n.m. ornith. cuckoo.
cucuzza n.f. squash.
cuda n.f. tail, far away part.
cuddari v.i. set, go below the horizon; fig. fade, wane.
cuddura n.f. ring-shape bread, baguette, focaccia.
cudduruni n.f. round focaccia.
cudicillu n.m codicil
cuetu adj. calm. still, quiet, silence, tranquil, tame.
cuffitedda n.f. little shopping bag.
cufini n.m. coops, pens.
cufinu n.m. basket.
cufularu n.m. hearth. Also: fucularu.
cufuni n.m. portable charcoal oven, brazier
cugghiuniari v.t. mock, deceive, mislead, cheat, overcharge.
cugnata n.f. sister-in-law.
cugnatu n.m. brother-in-law, father-in-law.
cugnintura n.f. opportunity, occasion.
cugnomu n.m. family name, surname.
cui pro. he who, one who, which. Also: cu'.
cui p˛ picca idiom who doesn't have, have-not.
cuit¨tini f.antiq. quiet, peace, tranquility. Also: cuitanza,cuitizza.
culari v.t. sift, strain, sieve, screen, pan out.
culpevuli n.m. at fault, culprit, guilty party, criminal.
cultivari v.t. cultivate.
culu n.m. derriŔre, backside, buttocks, ass.
culuri n.m. color, shade, hue, fig. expression, countenance.
cumannari v.t. command, fig. lord it over. Also: accumannari.
cuminciari v.t. begin, start, adopt. Also: accuminzari.
cuminicari v.t. give communion.
cummari n.f. godmother, friend, crony.
cummattiri v.t. to combat, assault, compete, deal.
cummŔniri v.i. convenient.
cummentu n.m. monastery, convent, friary, nunnery.
cummigghiari v.t. cover.
cummitu n.m. banquet, feast.
cumm˛gghia n.f. blanket, cover.
cummuditati n.f. comfort, convenience, advantage.
cumpagnia n.f. company, fellowship, group.
cumpagnu n.m. companion, friend.
cumpagnuni n.m. jovial and sociable, humorous person.
cumpanaggiu n.m. any spread eaten with bread, extra, in addition. Also: cumpanÓgghiu.
cumparari v.i. appear, resemble. Also cumpariri.
cumparatu n.m. godfather, also see parrinu.
cumpari n.m. crony, buddy, peer, friend, godfather.
cumpasiunatu adj. pitied.
cumpatiri v.i. pity, sympathize with, excuse, forgive.
cumpattu adj. narrow, limited, confined, restricted.
cumpiacenza n.f. kindness, deference, politness.
cumplimentu n.m. compliment, ceremony. Also: cumprimentu.
cumponi v.t. creates, composes, serves, arranges.
cumprumissu adj. compromised.
Cumuni n.m. municipality, . Also: comuni.
cumuni adj. common, public, people, public pasture, majority.
cumunicari v.t. do something together, remedy, converse, relig. give communion.
cundulurisi v.refl. feel pain of your own or other's.
cunfÓrisi v.refl. agree, gather, suit, becoming.
cunfetta n.f. confection, sugar covered baked treat, sweetmeat.
cunfidari v.t. confide.
cunfidenza n.f. familiarity, experience, sharing a secret, trust, confidence. Also cunfidenzia.
cunfissari v.t. confess, admit.
cunfissioni n.f. confession.
cunfissuri n.m. confessor.
cunfittura n.f. jam, preserves.
cunformi adj. compliant, similar form or nature,
cunfortu n.m. comfort, solace, persuasion.
cunfurtibbuli adj. comfortable.
cunfusioni n.f. confusion, disorder, mess.
cunigghia n.f. zool. female rabbit; fig. prolific woman, abundance.
cunigghiu n.m. rabbit.
cunnannari v.t. condemn, restrict, resolve, conclude.
cunniri v.t. season, soil.
cunn¨ciri v.t. accompany, lead, carry in procession.
cunnuttu n.m. conduit, pipe.
cun˛cchia n.f. spindle used in spinning wool, distaff; fig. woman.
cunsidirari v.t. consider, evaluate, envision. Also: cunsiddirari, cunziddirari, cunzidirari.
cunsigghi n.m. counsel, advice.
cunsigghiari v.t. advise, counsel.
cunsigghiati v.t. counsel.
cunsigghiu n.m. advice, counsel.
cunsigna n.f. delivery, consignment.
cunsirvari v.t. save, conserve, maintain, defend.
cunsulatu v.t. past p. consoled, gratified.
cunsumari v.t. consume, destroy, use, waste, scorn, long for, fret.
cuntanti adj., n. cash payment, fig. substance, prepared.
cuntari v.t. v.i. recount, tell, count, number.
cuntenti adj. happy, content.
cunti n.m. dealings with, reckonings.
cuntintari v.t., rifl. satisfy, please. Also: accuntintari.
cuntintizza n.f. happiness, joy, tranquility.
cuntinu adj. continuous, enduring.
cuntisa n.f. contention, dispute, conflict.
cuntradiri v.t. contradict. Also: cuntrdiciri.
cuntrÓriu adj. opposite, contrary, conflicting, against.
cuntrariusu adj. contrarian.
cuntrastari v.t. oppose, contest, hinder, fight.
cuntrata n.f. city quarter, district.
cuntrattari v.t. negotiate, bargain, haggle.
cuntrattu n.m. contract.
cuntu n.m. accounting, tale, narrative, reason.
cunventu n.m. monastery, assembly.
cunveniri v.i. convenient. Also: cunviniri, cummŔniri
cunvirsari n.m. conversation, talk, dialogue.
cunvirtiri v.t. convert.
cunvitu n.m. banquet.
cunzari v.t. repair, fix, set, decorate, ready, prepare, adjust.
cunzatu n.m. seasoning, dressing.
cupertu adv. secure, under cover.
cuppulidda n.f. bonnet for newborns.
cupuni n.m. bung, stopper.
cura n.f. care, concern, diligence; med. cure.
curaggiu n.m. courage, pluck, audacity, fearlessness.
curari v.t. care, look after, mind, worry.
curÓtulu n.m. steward, farmer, superintendent. Also: crÓtulu.
curcari v.t. sleep, fall asleep.
curciu adj. short, small animal.
curdaru n.m. rope maker.
curduni n.m. heavy cord; cincture.
curŔra n.f. crupper strap.
curiali n.m. papal lawyer.
curiusitÓ n.f. curiosity. Also: cusiritati.
curiusu adj. curious, singular, strange, surprising.
curmu n.m. top, summit, bump, roof ridge.
curniciunaru n.m. cornice maker.
curnutu adj. cuckold, horned (archaic cuckolded).
curpa n.f. fault, guilt, blame, sin.
curreri n.m. mailman.
curriri v.i. flow, pour, drip, trickle, run, escape.
currispunniri v.i. correspond, return, reciprocate, give.
currituri n.m. fast, swift.
currutella n.f. spoilage, depravity, indigestion.
currivu adj. indignant, upset.
cursa n.f. race, trot.
cursali n.m. corsair, large kite, twine, cord, row.
cursu n.m. course, flow, span, dealing.
curti n.f. court, family and others of the ruler, residence of the ruler.
curtigghiara n.f. low class woman on a dead end street, talkative, uneducated, boisterous.
curtigiana n.m. courtesan, paramour. Also: curticiana.
curtina n.f. curtain surrounding a bedstead.
curtisi adj. courteous.
curtisia n.f. courtesy, graciousness.
curtu adj. short, brief, scarce.
curuna n.f. crown, halo.
curuzzi adj. affectionate, tender, loving.
curviseri n.m. cobbler
cuscenza n.f. conscience, consciousness. Also: cuscenzia, cuscienza.
cuscinu n.m. pillow.
c¨siri v.t. sew, suture, stitch.
custanti adj. constant, stable.
custanza n.f. constancy, dependability.
custari v.i. cost, consist, consist of.
custicedda n.f. rib.
custumi n.m. customs, behavior.
custureri n.m. tailor.
cuteddu n.m. knife.
cuti n.f. cobblestone.
cutiddata n.f. stab, knife cut.
cutra n.f. blanket.
cuttuni n.m. cotton.
cuttuni n.m. holding arms to unravel a tangle.
cuvatizzu adj. pejor. rotten egg.
cuverchiu n.m. cover.
cuverna n.m. governs, rules.
cuvernu n.m. goverment, treatment, management.
cuvirchieddu n.m. little cover
cuvirnari v.t. govern, manage, administer, feed, grade, level off.
c¨viu n.m. wolf.
c¨zzica n.f. scab, crust.
dabbeni adj. honest, respectable, upright.
dadu n.m. dice.
dammÓggiu n.m. damage.
dammagiusu adj. malicious, damaging.
damanti n.m. diamond, gemstone. Also: diamanti.
dannazioni n.f. damnation. Also: addanazioni.
dannu n.m. damage, hurt, injury.
danza n.m. dance
dardu n.m. arrow.
dari v.t. give, donate, sell, prescribe, give away a bride, entrust. punch, hit.
darreri adv. behind, in back of.
darreri lu jiditu idiom feeble excuse.
datu past p. of dari given.
da¨ra adv. soon, timely, before sunset. Also: dagura, davura, dda¨ra.
davanti adv. in front of, before.
ddÓ adv. there, fig. death.
ddisa n.f. bot. rope grass, lat. ampelodesmos tenax.
Ddiu n.m. God. Also: Diu.
Dd˛ n.m. title, honorific.
ddoppu prep., adv. after, afterwards, later. Also: doppu.
debbitu n.m. debt.
dŔbbuli n.m. weakness.
decima n.f. tenth; tithe.
denti n.m. teeth, fig. myself.
desiderari v.t. desire, want. Also: disiddirari.
detta n.f. debt
di cantu adv. apart, aside.
diÓvulu n.m. devil, skilled person.
dibbilanza n.f. weakness, frailty. Also: dibbulizza.
dibbulisci v.t. weakens.
dicantari v.t. praise, celebrate. Also: decantari.
dicidottu adj. eighteen.
dicinu v.t. they say.
dicretu n.m. decree. Also: rar. ddicretu.
dieta n.f.
Acqua cÓuda e dieta. Source: PitrŔ, IV, 14.
difenniri v.t. defend, support, stand by.
difettu n.m. fault.
diffirenza n.f. difference.
diggiriri v.t. tolerate.
dignitati n.f. dignity, honor, status. Also: dignitÓ.
dignu adj. worthy, respectable, virtuous, upright.
dijuanari v.i. abstain from breakfast, fast, Also: diiunari, duniari
dijunu n.m. fast, extended privation.
dijunu adj. empty stomach, hungry
dilettu n.m. pleasure.
dilibbiratu adj. resolved, determined.
diligenza n.f. diligence, care.
dill¨viu n.m. downpour. Also: diluviu, disl¨viu, sdill¨viu.
dimoniu n.m. devil, demon.
dimura n.f. residence, abode, home; linger, hesitation, delay.
dimustrari v.i.t. to demonstrate, display, show.
dinaru n.m. money, one of the suits of Sicilian playing cards.
dinchinu v.t. fill.
dintra adv. inside, in, within, indoors.
dipoi adv. then, later, afterwards.
diri v.t. say, tell, indicate, talk.
discerniri v.t.i. discern.
discipulu n.m. desciple, student, follower.
discrizioni n.f. discretion, discernment, tact.
disculu adj. unruly, argumentative.
discursu n.m. discourse, conversation, speech.
disdiccari v.t. withdraw, wean, detoxicate, detoxify.
disertu n.m. desert.
disfamari v.t. slake hunger, appease.
disfari v.t. undo, untie, untangle, rout, defeat.
disgrazia n.f. misfortune, mishap, disaster, disgrace.
disgraziatu adj. poor, unfortunate, wretched.
disiari v.t. desire intensely, wish good or evil for someone, want.
disiata v.t. past p. desired.
disideriu n.m. desire, wish.
disiddirari v.t. desire. Also: disidrari, addisiddirari.
disignu n.m. design, plan, drawing.
disýu n.m. appetite, desire, inclination, wish.
disordini n.f. disorder, mess, confusion, untidiness.
disparti adv. aside, apart, separately.
dispettu n.m. spite, vexation, arrogance, scorn.
dispiaciri v.i. displease.
dispiratu adj. desperate, hopeless, destitute
dispirazioni n.f desperation.
dispisari v.t.refl. dispense, exempt, refl. dispose of.
disp˛niri v.t. stabilize, arrange, dispose.
disposta adj. disposed, prepared to do, handled.
disprezza v.t. disparages, scorns.
disprezzu n.m. contempt, defiance, disdain, scorn.
disprizzari v.t. despise, scorn, disparage.
disputari v.i. argue.
dissapitu adj. insipid, mincing, without flavor.
dissipaturi n.m. wastrel.
distinatu past p. adj. destined, predestined.
distinguiri v.t.i. distinguish.
distinu n.m. destiny.
disulari v.t. ruin, devastate, ravage, wreck, raze.
disurdinata adj. disorganized, cluttered.
dittu n.m. word, motto, testimony.
Diu n.m. God.
divisari v.i. plan, devise project, decide.
divorari v.t. devour, consume.
divotu adj. devout, devoted.
divuzioni n.f. devotion, superstition.
dogghi n.f. pain, ache.
dogghia n.f. pain, ache, problem.
doliri v.i. hurt, ache, feel pain.
dolu n.m. malice, fraud, pain, ruin, waste.
domari v.t. tame.
Dominiddiu n.m. God.
donna n.f. woman.
doppu prep., adv. after, afterwards, later.
dormi v.i. sleeps.
d˛rmiri v.i. sleep.
dorvica v.t. bury.
dota n.f. dowry. Also: doti.
dottu adj. Learned, wise.
draguni n.m. dragon.
drappu n.m. clothing, vestment.
drittu n.m. straight, right, honest, upright.
duana n.f. customs.
d¨bula v.t. harrow.
dubbitari v.i. doubt, suspect.
Dubbitatu n.m. deputy, food inspector. Also: Deputatu.
duci adj. sweet, genial, benign.
dugana n.f. customs, customs duty.
dugnu v.t. give.
dui adj. two. Also: ddui,duni,rui.
dui figghi group two children.
dulcedo n.f. lat. sweetness, fig. charm.
dulenti adj. painful. Also: dolenti.
duluri n.m. pain, ache, fig. suffering, grief.
dumani n.m. tomorrow.
dumannari v.t. ask, request, question, demand, inquire.
Duminica n.f. Sunday.
duminari v.t. dominate, control, command.
duminiu n.m. dominion, power, authority.
dunni adv. where.
dura v.i. lasts, bears.
durari v.i. endure, last, save, have validity.
durata n.f. duration.
durmiri v.i. sleep.
duru adj. hard, diffiult, arrogant, conceited, fearless.
dutturi n.m. doctor.
duviri v.i. must, have to, should, ought to, duty.
ecce-homu n.m. Corpus.
eccessu n.m. excess.
eccezioni n.f. exception.
eccetra adverb et cetera, and so forth.
educazioni n.f. education, upbringing, training, manners, courtesy.
eguali adj. equal. Also: uguali.
eliggiri v.t. choose, select.
Ŕni v.i. a lengthening of Ŕ. Also: Ŕ.
entrata n.f. EngTrans.
epiremia n.f. epidemic.
equinoziu n.m. equinox; fig. blunder.
eredi n.f.m. heir, generation, successor.
erburiari v.i. grow, fig. vegetate.
ereditÓ n.f. inheritance.
╚rici place name Erice. Also: Erice.
erra n.f. the letter R.
erruri n.m. error, mistake.
erva n.f. grass, greenery, weeds, foliage, vegetation.
esalta v.t. exalts, praises.
esatturi n.m. collector. Also: asatturi.
esempiu n.m. example, model, pattern,
esequii n.f.pl. funeral rites.
esibbiri v.t. present, exhibit, display, flaunt.
esiggituri n.m. collector.
esperienza n.f. experience.
espertu adj. practical, realistic, expert.
esp˛niri v.t. put forth, show, demonstrate, display.
essiri v.i. be.
estÓ n.f. Summer. Also: astati, stati.
estremu n.m. extreme.
etisia n.f. med. consumption
Ŕtticu adj. consumptive
Eva n.f. Eve.
evviva interj. hurrah!, long live ___.
facchinu n.m. porter, innkeeper, cheesemonger, butcher, coarse person, scoundrel.
facci n.f. face.
facciuzza n.f.dim.affec. smile.
facenna n.f. business.
facianu n.m. pheasant.
facigghiuni n.m. long handled sickle.
facili adj. easy, simple, readily.
facili adv. with great probability.
faciti v.t. do!
factotum n.m. broker. Also: fatturi, spidugghjafacenni, sensali, senzali.
fÓdali n.m. apron, bride's decorated apron.
fadda n.f. nick, dent, incision, cut.
fadeddi n.f. skirts, petticoats, fig. women; also fodeddi.
faidda n.f. spark, glimmer.
faidduni n.m. bot. shoot; young rabbit, chubby baby, dandy.
fallari v.i. be mistaken, be wrong, err.
falliri v.i. lack, diminish, vanish, err, go bankrupt, misfire.
fallutu adj. Bankrupt.
fama n.f. good name, reputation.
fami n.f. hunger.
fari buffi idiom. waste of time.
famigghia n.f. family, household.
fangu n.m. mud, mire, slime, filth, sludge.
farfalla n.f. butterfly.
farfantarýa n.f. trickery, roguery.
fari v.t. do, make.
fari finta v.t. pretend.
fari un piaciri expr. do a favor, show kindness.
farina n.f. flour.
farisŔu n.m. Pharisee.
fascia n.f. strip, band, ribbon, belt.
fasciu n.m. bundle, sheaf, bunch.
fasciuni n.m. baby clothes, outerwear, the baby itself, cradle sheet.
fasola n.f. sort of popular dance.
fastidiu n.m. inconvenience, bother, tension annoyance, peeve.
fatýa n.f. work, labor.
fatiga n.f. work, labor, toil, fatigue.
fatigari v.i. struggle, work hard.
fatta di cruci expres. make the signof the cross.
fattu n.m. Action, deed, event, business, affair.
fatturi n.m. Steward, factor.
fatu n.m. fate, destiny, lot, fortune.
fÓuci n.f. Sickle. Also: faci, fauci, fÓucci, fÓucia, fÓvici, fÓvicia, fÓvuci, fÓvucia, foci, focia, f¨aci.
fausu adj. false, fake, untrue, incorrect, recalcitrant, clever.
fava n.f. Fava bean, broad bean.
favata n.f. fava field.
favuri n.m. Favor, help, protection.
fazzumi n.f. semblance, features, appearance, air.
fedda n.f. slice, wedge, cut, share.
feli n.m. bile, gall, bitterness, hatred.
fenu n.m. fodder.
fera n.f. fair, large market, din, uproar, roasted ceci.
fŔria sesta n.f. hunger, scarcity.
fermari v.t. stop, discontinue, stabilize, hold.
ferra n.f. bot. ferula, giant fennel, rod, whip, lash, handle.
Ferragustu n.m. civil festivity starting August 15.
ferru n.m. iron; various things made of iron, horse irons, pressing iron, curling iron.
festa n.f. Holiday, holy day, festival.
festi di li santi n.f. festival days of the saints.
fetiri v.i. stink, smell.
fetu n.m. stink, stench.
feu n.m. fief.
feudu n.m. fief, landed estate. Also: feu, fŔura.
fezza n.f. dregs.
fiata n.f. time, moment.
ficara n.f. fig plant, wild fig, fig branch, fig tree plot, variety of mushroom.
ficatali n.m. liver, pig entrails, offal, giblets.
ficateddu n.m. little liver, met. little thing,
ficatu n.m. liver, fig. courage, guts.
ficcari v.t. put into, fool, procure, seek, hide.
ficheri n.f. fig trees.
fici v.t. did.
fici-fici n.m. zool. silva Rufa, a tiny bird with a song that sounds like Sicilian fici-fici.
ficili n.m. steel striker. Also: fucili.
ficu n.f.m. fig, chicken's crest, swelling, bruise, disparaging hand sign.
ficu n.m. Fig Tree.
ficudinnia n.f. Prickly pear Also: ficurinnia..
fidari v.t. trust, faith.
fiddari v.t. cut, slice, wound with a knife, waste.
fidi n.f. faith.
fidili adj. faithful, true, believer.
fidizia n.f. faith, trust, confidence.
figghi n.pl. children.
figghia n.f. daughter.
figghia morta n.f. deceased daughter.
figghialora adj. prolific.
figghianna n.f. birth, child birth.
figghiari v.i. beget, give birth, bear an offspring.
figghiastru n.m. stepson.
figghiatu adj. begot, borne, delivered.
figghiolu n.m. child, son.
figghioli fimmini n.f.pl. daughters.
figghiozzu n.m. godson.
figghiu n.m. Son.
figgiari n.f. give birth, create, beget.
figura n.f. exterior of an object, face, person.
filari v.t.i. spin, run away, clear out.
filatu n.m. yarn.
fileri n.f. In files staggered behind one another.
filiari v.i. circle, wheel, soar.
filici adj. happy.
Filici n.f. Felicia Colonna.
filicitÓ n.f. happiness, glee, bliss, satisfaction. Also: filicitati.
filinia n.f. cobweb.
filosofari v.i. philosophize.
filu n.m. thread.
filusu adj. moldy.
fimmina n.f. woman.
fimmini n.f.pl. women.
fimmininu adj. feminine.
fina prep., adv. until.
fýnciri v.t. pretend, feign, fake.
finestra n.f. window.
fini n.m. finish, end, ultimate.
finimentu n.m. racket, din, completion, finish.
fintu adj. false, specious, artificial, simulated.
finiri v.t. finish, end, stop.
finistredda n.f. window.
Finistredda n.f. palace window.
finistruni n.m. A window extending to the floor.
finocchiu n.m. fennel, pederast, fig. yokel, second-rate.
finuchiÓra n.f. fennel field.
finuta adv. end, finish.
finutu adj. finished.
finzioni n.f. function, religious ceremony. Also funzioni.
firiri v.t. wound, injure.
firmatura n.f. clasp, lock, keyhole.
firmizza n.f. stable, secure, fixed.
firoci adj. fierce, ferocious, untamed, wild, savage.
firramenti n.m.pl. blacksmith's tools, tools.
firrari v.t. equip with iron, shoe a horse.
firraru n.m. blacksmith.
firredda n.f. bot. dim. of ferra lash, rod, baton. giant fennel, ferula communis.
firrýa adv. around.
firriolu n.m. ample, heavy cloak.
firruzza n.f. lash, rod, baton.
fisarisi v.refl. persist in thought, having a fixed idea. Also: ffissari, affissari.
Fiscu n.m. taxman.
fitari v.t.i. give birth.
fitenti adj. stinking, smelly, fetid, disgusting.
fitta n.f. concern, worry, pain.
focu n.m. fire, flame, fig. discord, war.
foddi adj. crazy, senseless. Also: fuddu, fu˛ddi, fu˛du.
fodedda n.f. petticoat, dress reaching the shoes, apron; fig. woman. Also: fadedda, fadetta, fodetta.
fodýli n.m. diaper, piece of cloth.
fogghia n.f. leaf, every edible green vegetable, silver mixture on the back of a mirror.
fogghiu n.m. leaf, page.
fora adv. Out, outside of, off, except.
forfici n.f. scissors.
f˛rficia n.f. slanderer, an accursed, scissors, roof ridge.
formula n.f. formula, procedure, system.
forsi adv. maybe, perhaps.
forti adj. strong, difficult.
forza n.f. strength, force, power, might.
forzi n.f. strength, fortitude, force.
fossa n.f. pit, hole, grave.
fossu n.m. pit, excavation, culvert, grave, fig. calamity.
frÓbbica n.f. factory, construction, wall of a building, Also: fabbrica, frabbrica.
frabbicari v.t. construct, build.
frÓcitu adj. spoiled, corrupt.
frÓdiciu adj. rotten, spoiled, corrupt.
fragellu n.m. ruin; diarrhea. Also: fracellu, fraceddu.
frÓgula n.f. strawberry.
frama n.f. bad reputation, disrepute, notoriety.
Franciscu name m. Francis.
francu adj. free, exempt, enterprising, practical.
Franza n.f. the country of France.
frasca n.f. branch, bush, grass, signboard.
frati n.m. brother.
frattarýa n.f. quickness, haste.
frazzata n.f. bed quilt.
frenu n.m. brake, restraint.
fretta n.f. ital. haste, hurry, urgency.
frevi n.f. fever.
friddu n.m. cold.
frýiri v.t. fry.
frýlia fr˛lia n.f. made up saying. Also: fr˛lia frýlia.
frinza n.f. fringe.
friscari V.t.i whistle, hiss, ringing of the ears. Also: frisch´ari.
friscu adj. cold, refreshed, fresh, recent, rested.
frisculiari v.t. refl. fan; fan oneself.
Frivaru n.m. February.
fruciun´Órisi v.i. expel liquid excrement.
fruiri v.i. delight, bask, relish.
frumintaria n.f. wheat farming.
frummentu n.m. wheat. Also: frumentu, furmentu.
frunti n.f. forehead, brow, face, front.
frustari v.t. shame, hold up to contempt.
frusteri n.m. foreigner, stranger.
fruttu n.m. fruit, income, gain, benefit.
fruttuusu adj. fruitful.
fuchiari v.t. burn, feed a fire, char, cauterize.
fucili n.f. flint. Also: ficili.
fucularu n.m. hearth, oven.
fudda n.f. crowd, multitude, large quantity.
fuddýa n.f. stupidity, carelessness, dementia; inconsiderateness; foolishness.
fuiri v.i. flee, protect oneself, escape. Also: f¨jri, f¨jiri, fuýri.
fuj v.i. flee, avoid.
fujutu adj. EngTrans.
fulmini n.m. lightning, thunder, fig. sudden disaster.
fumazzaru n.m. dunghill, compost pile.
fumeri n.m. horse manure.
fumu n.m. smoke.
fumusu adj. haughty, proud, arrogant.
f¨ncia n.f. snout, lip of a bottle, pejor. pout.
f¨ncia n.f. mushroom.
funi n.f. cord, naut. line, cable, wire.
f¨nnacu n.m. livery stable, inn, shop, storehouse, ramshackle house.
funnu n.m. depth, bottom.
funtana n.f. fountain.
furca n.f. gallows, scaffold.
furcedda n.f. two pronged fork.
furcina n.f. fork
furcuni n.m. pitchfork, rake.
furia n.f. fury, rage, anger, wrath.
furiusu adj. furious, crazy, brutal, violent, fretful, impatient.
furmaggiu n.m. cheese.
furmalitÓ n.f. formality.
furmari v.t. shape, form, build, create.
furmýcula n.f. ant, silkworm larva, grub. Also: furmica.
furnaci n.f. furnace, kiln, fire pit.
furnaru n.m. baker.
furnicari v.i. fornicate.
furnu n.m. oven.
furtu n.m. theft.
furtuna n.f. luck.
furtunatu adj. lucky, fortunate.
fururi n. furor, frenzy, anger.
furzari v. force.
furzusu adj. forceful.
fussetta n.f. dimple; game with hollows and balls.
fussuni n.m. tomb, grave.
fusu n.m. bobbin.
futtŔca n.f. fraud, gyp, scam; glutton, sponger, grafter.
f¨ttiri v.t. have intercourse, oppress, fool, avoid work, vulg. screw, fuck.
futuru adj. future, what will be.
gabbari v.t. fool, cheat, deceive.
gabbella n.f. toll, tax, excise.
gabbu n.m. fool, ridicule, joke.
gadda n.f. tint or ink made from walnuts.
gaddina n.f. hen, chicken.
gaddinaru n.m. henhouse, chicken coop, chicken seller.
gaddu n.m. rooster, cock. Also: jaddu, iaddu.
gÓggia n.f. cage, birdcage, chicken coop, a quantity of birds, creel, mousetrap, fig. prison.
gaggiola n.f.dim. little cage.
galanti adj. gallant, heroic, chivalrous.
galantomu n.m. gentleman.
galera n.f. galley, jail, prison, clink. Also: galia.
galiotu n.m. evil perso, sentenced to jail.
galofaru n.m. bot. carnation.
galuppa v.i. gallops.
gamma n.f. leg.
ganga n.f. teeth, molar.
gangali n.m. chin, jawbone, a punch to the chin, fig. a man of no account.
ganguniari v.t. nibble, gnaw.
gara n.f. flashy ornament display.
garbu n.m. politeness, gentleness, tact.
gargiutu adj. puffy, plump, chubby, fat.
garraffa n.f. carafe.
garzu n.m. lover, boyfriend.
garzuneddu n.m. stable boy.
garzuni n.m. boy, baker's boy, stable boy, apprentice, trainee, carter.
gastima n.f. curse.
gastimari v.t. swear, curse Also: iastimari.
gattini n.pl. kittens. Also: gattaredda.
gattu n.m. cat, person of poor judgement, thick headed.
gaudiu n.m. joy.
gaudusu adj. joyful.
generari v.t. generate, breed, produce.
genia n.f. vile generation, mean, base.
geniu n.m. genius, congeniality, character, talent, inclination, engineering (mil).
genti n.f. people, folk.
gerbu adj. bare land, uncultivated land; sour, tart; sedge.
Gesuita n.m. Jesuit.
gghi˛mmaru n.m. ball of thread, twine, skein, nestegg.
ghianna n.f. acorn. Also: gianna.
giacatu n.m. pebbled walkway, sidewalk. Also: ciacatu.
Giambattista n.m. St. John the Baptist.
giammerga n.f. frock coat, long jacket, joc. loafer.
giammirgazza n.f. pejor. woman's topcoat.
giannettu n.m. racehorse, agile person, Don Juan, sieve.
giganti n.m. giant, behemoth, guru, master.
gigghiu n.m. lily.
gilusia n.f. jealousy.
gilusu adj. jealous, fearful.
gintili adj. fine, soft, gentle, delicate, elegant.
gintilizza n.f. gentleness, kindness.
gi˛gghiu n.m. ryegrass, darnel, vetch, tare.
gioppu n.m. wood louse.
Giovi n.m. Jove, Jupiter.
girari v.t. turn, circle.
gistricedda n.f. dim. of gistra rectangular basket, hamper.
giubba n.f. long sleeved jacket, coat.
Giubbileu n.m. jubilee. Also: giubbilŔu, giubbilŔiu.
Giuda n.m. Judas.
giudicari v.i. judge.
giudiziu n.m. judgement, good sense.
GiufÓ n.m. GiufÓ.
Giugnu n.m. June.
giummara n.f. fan-palm.
giurana n.f. frog.
Giuseppi n.m. Joseph.
giustamenti adv. properly, fittingly, justly.
giustizia n.f. justice.
giustu adj. just, fair.
giuvamentu n.m. benefit.
Giuvanni n.m. John.
giuvari v.t. help, do good works. Also: juvari.
giuvini adj. young.
giuvint¨ n.f. youth.
gloria n.f. liturgical prayer or hymn. Also: gloriapatri.
gloria n.f. glory, high praise, honor.
gloria floria n.f. made up words.
gluriari refl. glory in, vaunt, brag, boast.
gnagna n.f. food in babytalk, cake.
Gnaziu n.m. Ignatius. Also: 'Gnaziu.
gnesta adj. Animal in heat, lascivious woman, trollop. Also: gnŔscia, gnestra, gniŔstru.
gn˛cculi n.pl. pasta dumplings.
gnuni n.f. gang, group, corner.
gnura n.f short for signura.
'gnurantamenti adv. unknowingly, ignorantly. Also: 'gnurantimenti
'gnuranti adj. ignorant.
'gnuranza n.f. ignorance
gobba n.f. hump, bump, convex, defect. Also: jimmu
godi v.t. enjoys, rejoices.
godiri v.i. enjoy, rejoice.
gottu n.m. drinking glass.
governari v.t. govern.
governu n.m. government, guide, direction.
grada n.f. grating, grill, bars.
gradigghia n.f. grill.
gradiri v.t. appreciate, enjoy, relish.
gramigna n.f. weed.
gran adj. big, very.
grana n.f. grain, seed.
granaru n.m. granary.
granatu n.m. pomegranate, pomegranate tree.
granciu n.m. crab.
grandinati n.m. hail
granfi n.f. paw, claw, power, clutches.
granita n.f. flavored ices, granita.
granni adj. big, heavy, large, open, elders.
grannizza n.f. grandness, nobility, excess, prominence.
grÓnnuli n.f. hail.
granu n.m. grain, flour.
granu n.m. copper coin, pittance, five cents.
grapiri v.t. open.
grÓsciu n.m. crud, grease, dirt.
grasciura n.f. fertilizer, compost.
grassu adj. fat, fatty, greasy.
grassura n.f. fertilizer. Also: grasciura.
grassuraru n.m. compost storage.
grasta n.f. terracotta planter, terracotta pieces.
grastudda n.f. terracotta fragment. Also rastudda.
grattalora n.f. grater.
grattari v.t. scratch, hoe superficially, scrape, fig. biting irony.
grÓttula n.f. bot. date
gratu adj. gratitude, appreciation, thankfulness.
gravitanza n.f. pregnancy.
gravusu adj. grave, heavy.
graziusu adj. gracious.
grazzia n.f. benevolence, kindness, grace, gracefulness, charm, forgiveness. Also grazia.
grecu n.m. Greek.
grecu n.m. northeasterly wind. Also: gricali.
gregna n.f. sheaf, haystack.
gridaci adj. shouting.
gricali n.m. northeasterly wind.
gridari v.i. cry, scream, speak, rumble, shout, call out, yell, bellow, grumble, screech, creak, fig. stand out, scold.
gridazzaru n.m. shouter, screamer, yeller.
groi n.m. crane.
grossu adj. fat, large, big, rich.
grunnusu adj. sulky, grumpy.
gruppa n.f. rump, back.
gruppu n.m. knot, group, pack, cluster.
guadagna v.t. earns, gains.
guadagnari v.i. earn.
guadagnatu v.t. past p. gained.
guadagnu n.m. gain.
guÓddara n.f. hernia.
guaddarusu adj. herniated.
guagghiardu adj. vigorous, robust, diligence.
guaina n.f. sheath, girdle, corset.
guaiu n.m. misfortune, trouble.
guarda v.t. regard, save, beware, protect.
guardari v.t. look at, regard, watch, beware.
guardau v.t. guarded, looked after.
guardia n.f. guard, watchman.
guardianu n.m. guardian.
guÓriri v.i. bask, delight, enjoy, be glad.
guastari v.t. waste, spoil, ruin, hurt.
guastedda n.f. bread type, a little. Also: uastedda.
guastidduni n.m. type of round bread, bigger than normal.
guastu adj. wasted, spoiled.
guazari v.t. dress the foot, furrow a field, dress a field.
gucciÓrda n.f. gecko.
gucciardu adj. gray.
gudiri v.t. to enjoy.
guerra n.f. war.
guidata v.t. past p. managed, regulated, guided.
gula n.f. throat, gluttony.
gulutu adj. gluttonous.
g¨mina n.f. naut. hawser,
gunciari v.t.i. to swell, to inflate.
gunnedda n.f. skirt.
guranu n.m. two cents.
gurgu n.m. whirlpool.
gustari v.t. enjoy.
gustu n.m. taste, pleasure.
gustusu adj. tasty.
gutta n.f. gout, drop.
guttarusu adj. med. goitrous.
guttŔna n.f. dripping, drip hole, drip stain.
guttŔra n.f. dripping, drip hole. Also: guttana.
g¨vitu n.m. elbow.
guvirnari v.t. govern, treat.
guzzuni n.m. stable boy, handler.
ha v.t. have, has.
havi v.t. has.
icari v.t. fold, bend, bow.
iddu pron. masc. he, him, it. Also: idda fem. she, her, it.
idulatrari v.t. idolize.
illustrari v.t. give luster; depict, demonstrate.
imbriacari v.t. be or get drunk.
imbriacu adj. inebriated, drunk.
imbrugghiari v.t.refl. become entangled.
imbrugghiatu adj. entangled, confused.
impovirisci v.i. to become poor.
imprescia adv. quickly, suddenly.
impristari v.t. lend. Also: 'mpristari.
ina n.f. oats; hunger.
inamabbili adj. unlovable.
inchiri v.t. fill.
incignusu adj. ingenious.
inci¨ria n.f. insult, injury, offense.
infernu n.m. hell.
infirmitati n.f. sickness.
inga n.f. black ink.
ingannu n.m. deception, fraud, guile.
ingratitutini n.f. ingratitude.
iniziu n.m. beginning, start.
insaccari v.t. put in a sack, convince.
invernu n.m. winter.
invicchiutu v.i. past p. aged, old, to have put on years, to have lasted a long time.
invirnata n.f. winter time.
ippocrita n.m.f. hypocrite.
ira n.f. anger, immodest passion, violent scorn.
irata adj. irate, angry.
iri v.t. go.
irmanu n.f. rye, lat. secale cereale. Also: irmana.
isca n.f. enticement, food, bait.
isci isci n.f. imitation of the sound of boiling oil.
iurari v.i. take an oath, swear, pledge.
jÓcunu n.m. deacon. Also: iÓcunu, diacunu.
jamu v.i. we go.
jamuninni v.i. let's go.
jancu adj. white. Also: iancu, bbiÓncu, bbrancu, ulancu, viÓncu.
Jardinaru n.m. gardener.
jardinu n.m. garden.
jÓviu n.m. joy. Also: gaudiu.
jazzu n.m. ice.
jazzu n.m. straw bed; pallet, bed, generally unmade; place for animals to lie; flooring of a stable; pigpen; wild animal den. Also: agghiazzu.
jencu n.m. bullock, young castrated bull, steer.
jŔnnaru n.m. son-in-law.
jetta manu expr. steals, pilfers.
jicari v.t. bend; refl. concede.
jiditali n.m. thimble.
jiditu n.m. finger.
jilata n.f. frost, freeze, ice.
jimmu n.f. bump, defect, fault.
jimmurutu adj. hunchbacked.
jina n.f. oat.
jinchiri v.t. fill, satisfy, repair.
jinýa n.f. generation, multitude, mob, gang.
Jinnaru n.m. January.
jippuni n.m. tailored blouse, woman's nightgown.
jiri v.i. go.
jisari v.t. lift, raise.
jissÓra n.f. quarry, hamper, bin.
jissu n.m. gypsum.
jittari v.t. throw. Also: ittari.
jocu n.m. play, game.
jocu di focu n.m. fireworks.
jornu n.m. day, daybreak, daylight.
jovidi n.m. Thursday. Also: j˛viri.
jucari v.i.t. play, gamble.
jucaturi n.m. player. Also: iucaturi.
Judeu n.m. Jew, obstinate, unbeliever. Also: Giudei.
j¨dici. n.m. judge. Also: jurici.
jumenta n.f. mare.
jumi n.m. river. Also: chiumi, ciumi.
juncareddi n.m. rush, basketweaver.
junciri v.t.i. join, agree, link, include, arrive.
juncu n.m. reed, bulrush.
junta n.f. increase, addition, gore, gusset, cupped handfuls.
juntu p.part. of junciri joined.
jurari v.i. vow, swear, take an oath.
juramenti n.m. oath, promise.
jurnata n.f. day.
jurnateri n.m. day laborer. Also: giurnaleri, jurnaleri.
jusu adv. down, ground level.
juta n.f. parting, trip, walk.
juvari v.t. help, do good works. Also: giuvari.
labbru n.f. lips.
lacciata n.f. whey.
lagnarisi v.i. be hurt, complain, lament, grumble. Also: rar. allagnÓrisi.
lÓgrima n.f. tear.
lagnusu adj. lazy.
lagusta n.f. lobster.
laidizza n.f. ugliness.
laidu adj. very ugly, deformed, obscene, indecent.
lama n.f. blade, silk with gold or silver threads, scapula, fig. nonsense, stupidity, iron. untrustworthy person.
lamintarisi v.i. lament.
lammicu n.m. still, fig. anguish, fig. struggle, difficulty. Also: allamicu.
lampu n.m. lightning
lampuni adj. greedy, glutton.
lana n.f. wool.
lanterna n.f. lantern, light, lamp.
lanutu adj. wooly.
lanzitatta n.f. bloodletting needle.
lanzu n.m. vomit.
lapa n.f. bee.
lapuni n.m. bee, drone, wasp, hornet.
lardaloru n.m. fat, grease.
lardu n.m. bacon, fat, lard, butt.
larruni n.m. big thief. Also: latruni.
largu adv. widely, freely.
largu n.m. width, space, place, parcel, street, path.
lasagna n.f. wide pasta.
lassari v.t. leave, abandon, part.
lassata n.f. remnant, rest, residue, leaving.
lÓstima n.f. affliction, annoyance, pain, anguish.
latinu n.m. Latin language.
latru n.m. thief.
latu n.m. side, next to.
laudari v.t. praise.
laurunciari n.f. frogs. Also: lar¨nchia, lar¨nchiu, laur¨ncia.
lÓusu n.m. praise, reward, honor.
lavanara n.f. washerwoman.
lavanca n.f. cliff, precipice, crag.
lavari v.t. wash, scrub, cleanse.
lÓvasi v.t. wash.
lavata n.f. EngTrans.
lavina n.f. rainfall flow.
lavr¨nchiu n.m. frog.
lavuranti n.m. worker.
lavurari v.t. work, manual labor, intellectual labor, cultivate the soil.
lavuraturi n.m. worker.
lavuri n.m. crops, plants, stalks, seedlings.
lazzu n.m. small cord, shoelace, pull string.
lebbru n.m. hare.
lega n.f. league, agreement, union, meas. league, alloy.
lemmu n.m. terracota vase, dishpan.
lena n.f. respiration, breath.
lentu adj. slow
lenza n.f. line, string, tie.
lestu adv. quickly.
lesu adj. struck, hit, injured, offended.
lettu n.m. bed.
letu adj. glad, happy, pleased.
leva v.t. remove.
levi adj. lightweight, light.
liali adj. loyal, dependable, fair.
lialtÓ n.f. loyalty.
libbici n.m. southwesterly wind.
libbirari v.t. liberate, free.
libbirtÓ n.f. liberty, freedom.
libbirtati n.f. liberty, freedom.
libbiru n.m. free.
libbru n.m. book, volume.
licca adj. delicious, gluttonous.
liccari v.t. lick, lap, flatter, adulate, touch lightly, earn, gain, obtain, fig. slaken, make love. Also: addicari, ddcari, allicari, licchiari, llcari.
licenza n.f. permission.
licinziusu adj. dissolute, unrestrained, licentious, wild.
licitu adj. permitted, licit, allowed, legal.
liga n.f. fruiting.
ligali n.m. north east wind cold and wet.
ligari b.t. tie, attach.
liggi n.f. law, rules.
lignata n.f. beating, thrashing, walloping.
lignu n.m. wood, stick, roof beam, lever, ship, fig. stubborn.
lilia n.f. lilac.
limosina n.f. alms, charity.
limuni n.m. lemon, lemon tree. Also: lumiuni, lumuni , limunu.
limusineri n.m. almoner, alms distributor.
lingua n.f. language, tongue, spoken word.
lýnia n.f. line, cable, route, fig. limit.
linnina n.f. nit.
linticchia n.f. bot. lentil.
linu n.m. flax.
linusa n.f. flax seed.
linzolu n.m. bedsheet.
lippu n.m. moss.
liscýa n.f. lye. Also: rannu.
liti n.f. legal controversy, lawsuit, lively dispute.
liticari v.i. argue. Also: alliticari, litigari.
litigari v.i. litigate, sue. Also: alliticari, liticari.
littiratu adj. educated, learned.
littra n.f. letter, character, alphabetic, digit, number sign, missive, instruction.
littura n.f. reading.
liuni n.m. lion.
livanti n.m. east, easterly wind
livari v.t. lift, remove, take away, rob, deduct.
livarisi di vinu idiom get drunk.
livata n.f. indignation, scorn, alarm.
livÓtu n.m. yeast, fig. rancor, fig. sneer.
livaturi n.m. persuader.
livreri n.m. greyhound.
locu n.m. place, site, space, small farm.
loccu n.m. fool, ignoramus.
lodari v.t. praise.
l˛ggia n.f. arcade, gallery.
longu adj. long, tall.
lordu adj. gross, dirty, filthy, foul.
lottu n.m. lotto.
Luca n.m. Luke.
lucerta n.f. lizard.
luci adj. shiny.
luci n.f. light, electic current, the pupil of the eye, window or door opening.
luci v.t. lights, brightens, shines.
Lucia n.f. Lucy.
luciri v.i. shine.
lucirnali n.m. skylight.
lucrusu n.m. lucrative, profitable.
ludari v.t. to praise.
luŔri n.m. rent, rental.
lumi n.m. light, fig. knowledge, awareness.
lumia n.f. sweet lemon, lat. citrus limetta.
luna n.f. moon.
lunghimi n.f. warp, warpage, long and boring discourse.
lunghizza n.f. length, height, duration, continuation.
luni n.m. monday.
l¨niri n.m. Monday. Also: luniddý, l¨niddi.
luntananza n.f. distance, separation, absence.
luntanu adv. far away, afar.
luppina n.f. bot. lupin, lupine, pea.
lupa n.f. heavy, dense and smelly seaborne fog.
lupu n.m. wolf.
luscu adj. myopic, nearsighted.
lussu n.m. luxury.
lussuria n.f. lust, desire, licentiousness, unrestrained.
lustru n.m. light, splendor, lamp, mangle, shoe polish.
luttu n.m. sadness, melancholy, mourning.
macadura n.f. loafer, lazybones, slacker.
macÓri conj. also, even, even if, though.
maccarruni n.m. macaroni, hollow pasta, shaped pasta, fig. ignoramus.
macchiari v.t. soil, mar, stain.
maccu n.m. fava bean mash.
maceddu n.m. slaughterhouse.
macinari v.t. grind, crush, mince.
madonna n.f. lady, woman.
magagna n.f. fault, defect.
magÓra n.f. witch, soceress, evil woman.
magaria n.f. adulteration, corruption; witchcraft.
magaru n.m. shaman, wizard, sorcerer, potent.
magasenu n.m. silo, barn, granary, large amount.
mÓgghia n.f. scrounge, link of a chain, sweater.
magghiolu n.m. bot. shoot, tinder, leafy branch.
mÓghiru adj. thin, emaciated, wasting away.
magistratu n.m. magistrate, judge. Also: maggistratu.
magnificari v.t. exalt, laud, praise.
magru adj. thin, lean, skinny, arid land.
mai adv. never, ever.
maiali n.m. pig.
maidda n.f. flour chest, bread box, hopper, fish tank, trough.
maisa n.f. fallow field.
maisata n.f. fallow field.
maistrali n.m. northwesterly wind.
maistru n.m. master, teacher, instructor, composer, conductor.
majÓra n.f. witch. Also: magÓra.
majorca n.f. Type of fine grain.
maju n.m. may.
majulinu adj. may.
majuri adj. bigger, senior, wise.
malacrianza n.f. bad manners, discourtesy.
malamenti adv. gravely, severely, perilously.
malannata n.f. bad year, year of scarcity, year of bad harvest.
malannu n.m. misfortune, ailment, woe.
malantrinarýa n.f. bravado, courage, bravery.
malatia n.f. illness.
malatu n.m. sick, patient.
malavogghia sparagnari grp. uwillingness to save.
malazioni n.f. bad action, rudeness, roguery, thievery.
malerva n.f. weeds, foxtail, fig. scoundrel, crook, swindler.
mali n.m. pain, bad thing, sickness, evil.
malignu adj. evil, sly, sneaky, wicked, seditious.
malincunia n.f. melancholia.
malipatiri v.i. suffer, be seasick, wear down
malizia n.f. malice, slyness, cunning. Also: malýzzia.
maliziusu adj. wicked, malicious, cunning. Also: malizzi¨su. marizzi¨su.
Malta   Malta.
malu adj. bad, evil.
malunatu adj. bad, malevolent, fool.
malupagaturi n.m. hard pressed payer.
malura n.f. ruin, perdition. Also: mal'ura, malaura, malagura.
mamma n.f. mother. Also: ma, matri.
mammana n.f. midwife.
mancamentu n.m. lack, fault, need, detraction, deficiency.
mancanti adj. lessening, waning.
mancari v.i. miss, lack, be found wanting, absent.
mÓncia n.f. gratuity, tip; necessary nourishment.
manciari v.t. eat, overwhelm.
manciari v.i. itch, smart.
manciuni n.m. glutton.
manciuniari v.t.i. devour, scarf down, eat voraciously.
mancu adv. less, not even.
mandra n.f. stable, cowshed, herd, flock.
mandruni n.m. loafer, couch potato, slacker.
manera n.f. manner, fashion, custom.
mangiarizzi n.m.pl. excess, delicious meal. Also: manciarizzi, mangiaretto.
maniari v.t. handle, manage, knead.
maniata n.f. scent, trace, track, trail, footprint.
manica n.f. Sleeve.
manicu n.m. handle.
manna n.f. delicacy, manna.
mÓnnara n.f. sheepfold, fold, pen; shepherd's field shelter.
mannari v.t. send.
mÓnnira n.f. barn, stable, cowshed, stall.
mann¨ca n.f. unknown (perhaps gild with gold leaf).
manteddu n.m. cloak, cape, mantle, cover. Also: mantellu.
mantellu n.m. mantle, cloak. Also: manteddu.
manteni v.t. care for, uphold, maintain, nurture.
mantillina n.f. woman.
mantiniri v.t maintain, save, defend.
mantu n.m. cloak, mantle; a horses main; excuse.
manu n.m. hand, help, cooperation.
manulonghi n.m. robber's hands.
manuali n.m. laborer, hod carrier.
manuvali n.m. manual laborer, unskilled worker. Also: manuari, manuvari, manu˛li.
manzu adj. mild, meek, docile.
maramma n.f. wall, building.
maravigghia n.f. marvel, wonder, miracle.
marchisi n.m. marquis.
marciri v.i. putrify, rot, fester.
Marcu name Mark.
marena n.f. black cherry.
marfitanu adj. sly, shrewd, astute.
margiu n.m. swamp.
mari n.m. sea.
marina n.f. sea, seashore, coast.
marinaru n.m. sailor, seaman, fisherman.
mariolu n.m. rascal, scoundrel, crafty, jew's harp.
marita v.t. marries.
maritari v.t. marry.
maritata adj. married.
maritu n.m. husband.
marmu n.m. marble.
marranchinu n.m. dull knife, thief, rogue, wit.
marr¨ggiu n.m. long tool handle of a rake or hoe or other.
marruni n.m. bot. large chestnut.
marteddu n.m. hammer.
Martinu n.m. Martin.
mÓrtiri n.m. martyr.
mart˛riu n.m. death knell.
marva n.f. mallow (genus malvo).
marvÓsa adj. wicked, evil.
marvizzu n.m. thrush (Turdus musicus).
marzapani n.m. little box for sweets or jewelry.
marzu n.m. March.
marzulinu adj. of March.
mascaratu n.m. masked, coarsely dressed, rascal, sly person.
mascariari v.t. blacken,stain, soil, dirty.
mascariatu adj. blackened, sooty, stingy, miserly, penny-pincher.
mascidda n.f. hazelnut, cobnut, filbert.
mascu adj. shriveled, wilted, withered, weak, not firm.
mÓsculi n.m. males, male children.
masculottu n.m. boy.
masculuni n.m. aug. big boy.
massara n.f. wife of the manager, diligent, thrifty, industrious, prompt, wife of the sexton.
massaria n.f. manor farm, farm.
massariata n.f. pejorative of farmer's wife.
massarizzu n.m. industriousness, solicitude, diligence.
massaru n.m. steward, manager, farmer, janitor.
massaru adj. diligent, prompt, quick.
masticari v.t. chew, experience, consider.
mastranza n.f. workforce, artisans.
mastria n.f. mastery.
mastricchiu n.m. ignorant teacher.
mastru n.m. teacher, master.
matinata n.f. the entire morning, early morning, lover's serenade.
matinu n.m. dawn, morning, daybreak.
matri n.f. mother. Also: , mamma.
matrimoniu n.m. matrimony, marriage.
matta n.f. quantity, multitude, magnitude, herd, pack.
mattu adj. matte finish, flat (color), crazy, insane, mad.
maturari v.t. ripen, mature.
MÓuta place name. Malta.
mazza n.f. mallet, mace, heavy staff, sign of authority.
mazzarellu n.m. stick. Also: mazzareddu.
mazzu n.m. haystack, haycock, hayrick.
mazzuni n.m. bundle, switch to punish, straw broom, thatch.
'mbillittata v.i. to be made up, to have makeup on.
'mbizzari v.t. get used to, accustom to, teach, learn.
'mbracari v.t. refl. strengthen with beams, refl. dress oneself.
'mbriacu adj. and n.m. drunk.
imbriacuni adj. drunkard. Also: spunsuni, 'mbriacu.
'mbrogghiu n.m. tangle, knot, mess, fix, fraud, scam.
'mbrugghiari v.t. embroil, entangle.
'mbrugghiatu adj. tangled, shrouded, dishevelled, indebted.
'mbrugghieri n.m. swindler, con man. Also: merughiŔri.
'mbrugghiuni n.m. con artist, swindler.
mŔcciu n.m. wick.
medicu n.m. doctor, physician.
megghiu adj. better.
meli n.m. honey.
mŔnnula n.f. almond tree, almond.
mensa n.f. table set for dining.
menta n.f mint.
menti v.i lies.
menti n.f. mind, intellect, will, intention, thought, memory.
mentri conj. while.
menu adv. less.
menzacanna n.f. yardstick, 1.03 meters.
menzii˛rnu n.m. midday, noon.
menzu adj. half, middle, means.
mercedi n.f. remuneration, payment, wage, salary. Also: mircedi.
merci adj. merchandise, goods.
mercu n.m. brand, wound, gash, scar, bruise.
mercuri n.m. wednesday.
meritari v.t. acclaim, laud, commend.
merru n.m. blackbird, fig. fool.
meti v.t. mows, harvests.
metti a lu munti idiom forget about it.
mettiri v.t. put, place, set, use. Also: mettri, miŔttiri, mýttiri, mittiri.
meu poss.pro. mine, fig. meow.
mia pron. me.
miatu adj. happy, blessed. Also: biatu.
miciÓciu n.m. starvation, hunger.
midicamentu n.m. medication, medicine.
midicina n.f. medicine.
midudda n.f. brain.
migghiaru n.m. adv up to a thousand; very many.
migghiu n.m. mile.
migghiuranza n.m. betterment, promise.
milinciana n.f. bot. eggplant.
milli n.m. thousand.
mimoria n.f. memory.
mina n.f. mine,
minari v.t. mine, guide, conduct, deceive.
minari v.t. consume, use.
minchiali adj. silly, foolish, amateurish, idiot. Also: minnali.
minchiunaria n.f. idiocy, nonsense, rubbish, stupidity.
minchiuni adj. n.m. foolish, silly, simple; fool, simpleton.
minestra n.f. soup.
minna n.f. breast, bosom, teat, nipple, womb.
minnali adj. silly, foolish, amateurish, idiot.
minnalitati n.f. stupidity. Also: minnalit¨titini.
minnicari v.t. beg.
minnicu adj. wretched.
minnitta n.f. revenge; waste, mess; slaughter, massacre;
minnulica n.f. dim. almond.
mintiri v.i. lie, fib, falsify, dissemble.
minurari v.t. diminish, decrease, lessen, reduce.
minuri adj. minor, little, lesser.
minutu adj. minute, tiny, very small, precise.
minuzzatu v.t. minced, chopped, crumbed, cut.
minzanu n.m. mediator, middleman.
minzogna n.f. a lie,
minzugnaru n.m. liar.
mio pos.pro. my, mine.
mira n.f. aim, sight, sights.
miraculu n.m. miracle.
mircanti n.m. trader, merchant.
mircanzia n.f. merchandise, goods.
mircatu adj. slashed, discounted.
mircatu n.m. marketplace.
mircedi n.f. wage, compensation, salary. Also: mercedi.
mirdari v.t. soil, dirty. Also: mirdÓri, mmirdari, ammirdari.
mirŔ adv. same. Also: midemma.
mirenna n.f. snack, fig. plan.
miritari v.t. merit, deserve
mirruzzu n.m. codfish.
misa v.t. i. put, mount.
misaloru n.m. worker paid or working by the month.
mischinu adj. miserable, poor, wretched.
miseria n.f. misery, extreme poverty.
misi n.m. month.
misirÓbuli adj. miserly, poor.
misiricordia n.f. mercy.
misiru n.f. wretched, miserable pitiful.
missa n.f. Mass.
missaggiu n.m. messenger.
misseri n.m. the title of majority, sir, gentlman.
Missina place name Messina.
misteri n.m. trade, job, occupation.
misteriu n.m. mystery, secret, strange, thing in general.
misura n.f. measure, exchange, merit, rule.
misuratu v.t. past p. measured, apportioned.
mitÓ n.f. half, rate. Also: mitati.
mitaddu n.m. metal.
mitati n.f. half.
mitennu v.t. pres.p. harvesting.
mitigari v.t. placate, mitigate, lessen, diminish, wane.
mitra n.f. miter.
mittillu v.t. put it.
mitituri n.m. harvester. Also: mitaturi.
miu pos.pro my,mine. Also: mei, meu, mia, mio.
mizzalinu, minzalinu adj. midway, median, medium altitude.
'Mmaculata n.f. Immaculate Conception.
mmalidittu adj. accursed, damned.
'mmanu adv. in hand. Also: mmanu.
'mmarazzari v.t. block, obstruct, dishevel, disorder.
'mmarcari v.t. embark, leave.
'mmarrari v.t. block, prevent access.
'mmasciaturi n.m. emissary, messenger.
'mmenzu prep. among, in the middle of.
mmerda n.f. excrement, shit.
'mmestiri v.t. incite, push, fig. egg on.
'mmillittari v.t. make oneself up.
mmirdusu adj. worthless, contemptible, vulg. shitty.
'mmiscari v.t. embroil, include, implicate, mix up, shuffle.
Miserere n. lat. have mercy.
'mmitari v.t. invite, persuade, encourage, suggest.
'mmitatu v.t. past.p. invited.
'mmittŔra n.f. admirerer, imitator.
'mmizzigghiari v.t. caress, cosset, pamper, baby.
'mmriacari v.t. to get drunk.
'mmucca adv. in the mouth, tasting.
'mmurdi v.t. harness, fasten, tie.
'mm¨rdiri v.t. dress up, tie down, tie. Also: mb¨rdiri, mm¨iddiri, mm¨rdurliari.
mmurmuriari v.i. grumble, growl, murmur, mutter, groan.
mmurmurusu adj. grumbling, grouchy, grumpy.
'mmurnutu n.m. cleaned up, smoothed, dressed up, spruced up.
mmustra n.f. example, show, essay.
moda n.f. mode, style, fashion.
moddu adj. soft, stale, spoiled, weak, limp, impotent, slow. Also: muoddi.
modu n.m. manner, way, custom, courtesy, kindness.
mogghi n.f. wife. Also: mugghieri.
mola n.f. millstone, grindstone.
molu n.m. pier, wharf, dock, promontory, cape.
m˛naca n.f. nun.
monaci n.m. monks.
monacu n.m. monk.
mons¨ n.m. sir, monsieur.
mori v.i. dies.
morsu n.m. bite, morsel, piece, a bit.
morti n.f. death.
mortu n.m. dead.
mortu adj. dead.
moru v.i. dying.
morvu n.m. snot, mucus.
m˛viri v.t. move.
'mpacciari v.t., refl. hinder, impede, annoy; deal with, concern with.
'mpaiÓri v.t. harness or yoke an animal.
'mpalari v.t. support vines with sticks,
'mparari v.t. learn, teach, apprentice, accustom.
'mpasturari v.t. hobble, shackle.
'mpazziri v.t. go mad, have a big headache, be passionately in love.
'mparu adv. well.
'mpastata n.f. washing by hand, scrubbing.
mpastizzari v.t. refl. confound, bungle, mess.
'mpŔnniri v.t.i. hang up, suspend, dangle, fig. strangle, choke, attempt.
'mpeu n.m. employment. Also: 'mpegu, pl.'mpŔuru.
'mpiccicari v.t. stick, paste, tack, contact.
'mpiccicat˛ria n.f. climbing, creeping, rambling plant.
'mpidimentu n.m. obstacle
'mpidugghiari v.t. catch, snag, entangle.
'mpiegu n.m. duty, job, employment. Also: mpŔu, mpigu, mpiecu.
'mpignari v.t. pawn, promise, obligate.
'mpijari v.t. employ, use. Also: mpiari, mpiiari
'mpijurari v.i. to worsen, aggravate. Also: mpiurari, mpiuriri, mpeioriri.
'mpinatiri v.i. grieve, worry.
'mpinciri v.i. stop, arrest, detain, bogged down, stumble, stutter. Also: 'mpingiri.
'mpintu adj. fixed in place, still, hanging, suspended.
'mpisi adv. a time to do without delay, be rushed.
'mpisu adj. hanged, unfortunate, impudent, brazen.
'mporta v.i. of mpurtari. matter, be important.
'mpressu adv. nearby.
'mprinari v.t. impregnate.
mprisa n.f. enterprise, task, bother.
'mpristari v.t. lend. Also: impristari.
'mpro conj. because, that's why. Also: per˛.
'mpr¨cchia n.f. flourish, multiply.
'mp¨niri v.t. carry, burden, encumber, tie.
'mpurriri v.i. rot, spoil.
'mpurtunu adj. annoying, irksome.
'mpussibili adj. impossible. Also: mpossýbbili, mpossýbbiri, 'mpussibuli.
'mputruniri v.i. become lazy.
'mpuviriri v.i. become poor.
mucari v.i. become moldy.
muccaturi n.m. handkerchief.
m¨ciu n.m. a cat call, the cat itself, dim. mucidda, micidda. Also: m¨cia.
muddia n.f. bot. flowering ash, Lat. Fraxinus ornus.
muddica n.f. soft inside of bread, crumb, scrap.
muddichi n.f. crumbs.
muddýsi adj. tender or loose skin or shell.
muddiu n.m. bot. flowering Ash, Manna Ash, fraxinus ornus.
mudd¨ra n.f. rain soaked ground.
muffa n.f. mildew, mold.
muffutu adj. moldy, pale, pasty, insincere.
muganazza n.f. bot. milk thistle, carduus marianus.
mugghieri n.f. wife.
mulatteri n.m. muleskinner.
mulettu n.m. mullet.
muli n.m.pl mules.
mulinaru n.m. miller.
mulinu n.m. mill.
multu n.m. a lot, much, many.
mulu n.m. mule; bastard; ingrate.
muluni n.m. melon, cantaloupe.
mumentu n.m. moment.
munacheddu n.m. kitten.
munasteru n.m. monastery. Also: munastŔriu.
munciri v.t. to milk, squeeze, tap.
mundu adj. clean.
munita n.f. money, wealth.
munnanu adj. worldly, secular.
munnari v.t. peel, shell, pull up, harvest.
munnari li denti idiom. do without something sought.
munnatu adj. well nourished.
Munneddu n.m. Mondello.
munneddu n.m. accumulation, pile, ancient wooden measure for cereal, agrarian area measurement.
munnizza n.f. trash, rubbish, garbage, fig. less useful, wife.
munnizzaru n.m. garbage dump; garbage man.
munnu n.m. world.
muntagna n.f. mountains.
muntata n.f. up, upward.
munti n.m. mountain.
muntuari v.t. mention, name, nominate. elect.
muntuni n.m. ram, sheep, sheepskin, mutton.
muntuni n.m. leather apron; variety of snail; unripened fig.
munumentu n.m. monument, tomb.
munzeddu n.m. pile, heap, quantity.
munzignaru adj. liar
muragghia n.f. prominent wall.
murari v.t. brick up, wall up, enclose, affix to a wall; v.i. firms, solidifies.
muraturi n.m. (pl. muratura) mason
murdaci adj. biting, caustic, satirical, sharp. Also: mordaci.
mureddi adj. blackish.
muriri v.i. die Also: m˛riri.
murituri adj. mortal, deadly, lethal.
m¨rmuru n.m. murmur, whisper, rumble.
Murriali   Monreale.
murtali adj. mortal, deadly, fatal.
murtareddu n.m. mortar as in mortar and pestle.
murtÓru n.m. mortar, bowl.
muru n.m. wall.
murviddu n.m. measles.
musca n.f. fly, horsefly.
muscagghiuni n.m. tiny flies, fig. dandy, fop.
muschi n.f. flies.
muscugghiuni n.m. gnat, midge, tiny fly, fig. dandy, fop.
m¨sciu adj. flabby, soft, moist, fresh.
musicata n.f. musical.
mussu n.m. lips, mouth.
mustazzu n.m. mustache, whiskers.
mustazzuta adj. mustachioed; know-it-all.
mustu n.m. must, unfermented grape juice.
mutari v.t. change.
mutazioni n.f. mutation, change, variation, color change, weather change.
muttiggeru n.m. garrulous, jester, joker.
muttu n.m. motto, saying, maxim, axiom, aphorism, proverb.
mutu adj. mute.
muviri v.t. move.
muzzicari v.t. bite.
muzzicuni n.m. morsel, bite.
muzzuni n.m. crockery.
'na indef.art. a. Also: una.
'na vota adv. once, one time.
naca n.f. cradle.
nannu n.m. grandfather.
Napuli place name Naples.
nasca n.f. flat nose, nostrils, will, desire.
nasciri v.i. be born, begin to be.
nascunniri v.t. hide.
nassa n.f. cage, trap, fish net.
nasu n.m. nose.
Natali n.m. Nativity, Christmas.
natari v.i. swim.
natica n.f. buttock, cheek, behind.
natichiari v.i. wiggle buttocks while walking.
naticutu adj. fat-assed, fat buttocks.
natura n.f. character, nature.
naturali n.m., adj nature, natural inclination, conforming to nature, spontaneous.
navi n.f. ship.
navicari v.t.i. sail, navigate.
'ncaddari v.t.i. hesitant, timid.
'ncagna n.f. sulk, pout, distress, worry, anger.
'ncagnarisi v.refl. irritated, vexed, peeved.
'ncantu adv. next to, nearby, near to.
'ncappari v.t. pick, grab, catch, punch, rebuff, fasten, hang, fold.
'ncappari v.i. trap, recover, succumb, fall. Also: incappari.
'ncarcari v.t. tread, bear down, accentuate.
'ncarnatu adj. rosy, flesh pink.
'ncarpitari v.t. Add, adjoin, add oneself.
'ncasari refl. get married.
'ncasciari v.t. put in a box.
'ncatinari v.t. chain, put in chains, enchain, fig. tie down.
'ncegnu n.m. intelligence, brains, wit, talent, facility, creativity.
'ncenzu n.m. incense, flattery.
'ncertu adj. uncertain, doubtful.
'nchiagatu adj. covered with sores.
'nchiuituri n.m. brothel.
'nchiappa n.f. swill, scribble, mess, speck, bungled, mistake.
'nchi¨jri v.t. enclose, accumulate.
nciammari v.t. burn with enthusiasm, burn with passion.
ncimiddari v.t. bend, curve.
'ncimari v.t. baste.
ncinziari v.t. flatter, praise.
'nci¨ria n.f. injury, harm, nickname.
'nclinari v.t. bend, bow, incline.
'nclinatu v.t. inclined.
'ncostu adv. next to, nearby, near to
'ncuitari v.t. disturb, bother, annoy, molest, provoke.
'ncugnari v.t. approach, join together, turn to, force feed.
'ncumpagnia n.f. friendship.
'nc¨nia n.f. anvil.
'ncunigghiarisi v.i. curb, limit, restrain.
'ncurunari v.t. crown.
'ncuttu adj. very close, too close, follow closely.
'nd˛ adj. lazy, indolent.
'ndutari v.t. endow, give a dowry.
'nduvinu n.m. prophet. Also: induvinu.
conj. neither, nor, not.
negari v.t. negate, deny, reject, renounce.
negghia n.f. fog.
nenti pron. nothing.
nervu n.m. muscle, sinew, strength.
nesciri v.i. go out, leave.
nŔspula n.f. loquat, medlar. Also: nŔspura, niŔspula, niŔspura, nýspula, nŔspulu.
netti adv. cleanly.
nettu adj. neat, clean, clear, pure.
neu n.m. mole, beauty spot, beauty mark, small imperfection.
'nfallibili adj. infallible.
'nfamari v.t. defame, incriminate.
'nfarinari v.t. cover in flour; fig. whiten.
'nfasciari v.t. wrap, tie, bandage, dress, fig. busy.
'nfernu n.m. hell, inferno.
'nfidili adj. unfaithful.
'nfilari v.t. thread a needle, put within.
'nfilici adj. unhappy, sad, miserable.
'nfinfirinfÓ n.m. quickly.
'nfirmitati n.f. epidemic, sickness.
'nfirnali adj. infernal.
'nfruntari v.t. confront.
'nfuscari v.t. obfuscate, blur, dim, darken.
'ngagghiari v.i. run up against, be entrapped, be entangled; catch, remain; stop, come to a halt.
'ngannari v.t. deceive, cheat, shame.
'ngannaturi n.m. impostor, cheater, deceiver,
'ngannu n.m. fraud, deceit.
'Ngannu n.m. Inganno river.
'ngarzatu adj. illicitly involved.
'ngastu n.m. joint, dovetail, slot, recess, eye socket, orbit.
'ngattari v.t. hide, conceal, hide in a corner.
'ngattÓrisi refl. cuddle up, take refuge, hold back speech.
'ngiumari v.t. baste.
'ngiustu adj. unjust.
ngranari v.i. granulate, seed, grind. Also: 'ngranari, ingranari.
'ngrassa v.t. fattens.
'ngratitudini n.f. ungratefulness. Also: 'ngratitutini.
'ngrassari v.t. get fat, enrich.
'ngratu n.m. ungrateful person.
'ngratu adj. ungrateful, stingy.
'ngrifarisi v.t. refl. wrinkle.
'ngrizza v.t. imp. arrange, set.
'nguaggiari v.t. marry, wedding.
inguajatu v.t. ruined by a bad marriage.
'nguanta n.f. glove.
'nguantari v.t. grab, grasp, comprehend, support, withstand.
'nguentu n.m. medicinal ointment.
'ngurdu adj. miserly, boorish, rude, scowling, clumsy, rigid.
'ngurfa v.t. imp. get involved.
'ng¨stia n.f. displeasure.
nicchia n.f. niche, alcove, grotto, recess.
nichei n.f. offense, insult, shame, spite. Also: nicheia, nichýa, nichýu.
nichi adj. little.
nichiari v.t. tease, irritate, mock.
nichiatu adj. irritated, vexed, upset.
nichisi pron. no, nothing,
nicissariu adj. n.m. necessary, indispensable, bathroom, toilet, necessities.
nicissitÓ n.f. necessity, need.
nicissitati n.f. inv. necessity, need.
nicissitusu adj. needy.
Nicola n.m. Nicholas
nicu adj. little, small.
nidu n.m. nest.
nigari v.t. deny, refuse, disavow, disown, contradict.
nigghiu n.m. ornith. kite.
nigghiusu adj. cloudy, dreary, boring, touchy, anxious.
nighiligenti adj. ignored, disregarded, neglected, unkempt,
nig˛zziu n.m. store, shop business, pl. dealings.
nimicu adj. hostile, unfriendly, inimical.
ninni n.pl. money.
niputi n.m., n.f. niece, nephew, grandchildren.
Niruni n.m. Nero.
nisciunu pron. nobody, no one.
nittu adj. clean, tidy.
niuru adj. black, dark, sad.
niuru n.m. black, shameless.
nivi n.f. snow.
nivicari v.i. snows.
nix pron. no, nothing,
'nnamurÓrisi v. refl. fall in love.
'nnamuratu n.m. enamored, in love, lover.
'nnarreri adv. backward.
nni pers.pron. we, us.
'nnignu adj. ingrate.
nnimicizia n.f. enmity. Also: nnimicizzia.
nnimicu n.m. foe, enemy, adversary.
'nniminari v.t. foretell, predict.
'nniminu n.m. fortune teller, riddle. Also: nnivinu, nnuminu, nnuvinu.
'nningatu adj. used, adopted, put in trouble,.
'nningari v.t. ask a favor, re-search, research.
nninni pl. coins, money; carob seeds.
'nnirizzu n.m. direction. Also: indrizzu.
nnoccu n.f. bow. Also: nocca.
nnomu n.m. name, reputation.
'nnuccenti adj. inv. innocent, simple, naive.
'nn¨striari v.t. be industrious.
'nnustriusu adj. industrious, ingenious.
no adv. no, or not.
nobbilitÓ n.f. noble, nobility, nobleness, dignity.
nociri v.t. harm, damage, annoy.
noja n.f. boredom.
nolu n.m. shipping charge, freight charge.
nona n.f. three p.m. the fifth of the seven canonical hours.Tr. note: Some of the proverbs imply that nona is nine pm. The fifth canonical hour is called nona because it comes nine hours after daybreak which is about 6 a.m.
n˛nchia adj. useless.
nora n.f. daughter-in-law.
nostromu n.m. boatswain. Also: nustromu.
nostru poss. pron. our, ours.
nota n.f. sign, note, annotation, musical note.
notti n.f. night, nighttime
nova n.f. news, reputation.
novi num. nine.
novu adj. new, unexpected, recent.
nozzi n.f.pl. wedding celebration.
'nsainatu adj. pinto, mixed coloration.
'nsapunari v.t. soap, lather up.
'nsaziabili adj. insatiable.
'nsŔmmula adv. together.
'nsirragghiari v.t. clench, squeeze firmly. Also: 'nzirragghiÓri.
'nsignari v.t. teach. Also: 'nzignari, anzignari.
'nsignatu adj. educated, informed, learned.
'nsigni v.t. teach.
'nsina prep. until, as far as.
'nsivariri v.i. disabled, unable to move, sluggish. Also: 'nzivariri.
'ntenniri v.t. hear, listen, obey, understand, nickname, value.
'ntentu n.m. purpose, aim, intent, goal, ulterior motive, objective.
'nternu n.m. interior, internal.
'ntillettu n.m. intellect, intelligence. Also: intellettu.
'ntimpiranza n.f. intemperance.
'ntinnituri n.m. expert, connoisseur.
'ntirrugari v.t. interrogate, ask.
'ntisu adj. obeyed, listened to.
'ntolli adj. good for nothing.
'ntra 'na botta idiom unexpectedly, quickly, immediately.
'ntramatu adj. involved, implicated; complicated; mentally confused.
'ntramoiari v.t. put grain into the hopper
'ntrata n.f. entrance, entry, opening.
'ntressu n.m. interest, fin. loan interest.
'ntricari v.t. wrap together, hamper, encumber, intrigue, entangle, involve.
'ntricciari v.t. join together.
'ntricu n.m. cheat, tangle, muddle, scheme.
'ntrissatu adj thoughtful, caring, attentive, careful.
'ntrizzari v.t. commit, braid.
'ntr˛ prep. within, among.
'ntuppari v.t. stop up, cover.
'ntuttu adv. completely.
nuara n.f. vegetable field.
nubbilitÓ n.f. nobility, bounty, clarity, dignity, generosity.
nubbirtÓ n.f. nobility, bounty, clarity, dignity, generosity. Also: nubbirtati.
nucÓtula n.f. baked almond, fig, raisin pastry.
nuci n.m. walnut tree, walnut, nut.
nucidda n.f. hazel nut, hazel nut tree.
nuddu pron. nobody, no one.
nudu adj. nude.
nui pron. us, we.
n¨maru, n¨miru n.m. number.
nun adv. negation, not, don't.
nun 'ntricari grp. don't interfere.
Nunziata n.f. annunciation (Mar. 25).
nutaru n.f. notary.
n¨tili adj. futile, useless. Also: nn¨tili, nn¨tiri, nn¨tuli, n¨tiri, ni¨tuli.
nutricari v.t. feed, nourish.
nutricu n.m. nourishment, breast feeding.
nuttata n.f. night, entire night.
nuveddu adj. recent, new, fresh, tender.
nuvula n.f. cloud.
nuvulatu n.m. overcast.
'nvanu adv. in vain, uselessly.
'nvernu n.m. winter.
'nviari v.t. send, address.
'nvicchiri v.i. age, grow old.
'nvidia n.f. envy, jealousy.
'nvidiatu adj. resentful, envious.
'nvidiusu adj. jealous, envious, covetous.
'nvintari n.f. invent.
'nvirdicari v.i. appear green, become green.
'nvitari v.t. invite Also: invitari.
'nzalata n.f. salad.
'nzaccari v.t. bag, put into sacks.
'nzalaniri v.t. confuse, muddle.
'nzalataru n.m. greengrocer.
'nzŔmmula adv. together.
'nzignari v.t. teach; refl. learn. Also: anzignari.
'nzirtari v.t. foretell, guess, hit the mark, find an exact solution.
nziru n.m. a terra-cotta vase used for liquids, usually without handles.
'nzitari v.t. graft; bait a hook; buzz, drone.
'nzunnari v.t. dream, daydream fantasize.
'nzunza n.f. pork fat, lard.
nzunzatu adj. soiled, dirtied.
obbidiri v.i. obey.
˛bblicu n.m. obligation. Also: ˛bbligu, ˛bbocu, ˛bbrigu, u˛bbrucu.
obbligari v.t. obligate, force, compel, constrain.
oca n.f. goose
occasioni n.f. occasion, circumstance, opportunity.
occhi n.m. eyes.
occhiali n.m.pl. eyeglasses.
occhiettu n.m. buttonhole, eyelet, bump, swelling.
occhiu n.m. eye.
occhiu di crapa n.m. goat's eye cloud.
˛cchiu di suli n.m. ray of sunshine, glimmer of sunlight, fig. a person of good appearance.
occidiri v.t. kill.
occultu adj. occult, well hidden.
occ¨rriri v.i. happen, occur, transpire.
oceddu n.m bird. Also: aceddu, ociddu.
ocidiri v.t. kill, murder, slaughter.
ocidduzzi pl. little birds.
˛ddiu n.m. hate, hatred.
oduri n.m. odor, fragrance, smell, fame, inkling.
offenniri v.t. offend.
offizziu n.m. office, bureau, function. Also: officii, officiu.
offriri v.t. offer.
ogghialori n.m. olive oil workers.
ogghiu n.m. oil.
oggi adv. today.
ogni adj. each, every.
ognunu pron. everybody, everyone.
ognura adv. always.
ohimŔ! interj. oh!, dear me!.
oj adv. today.
oliva n.f. olive, olive tree.
omini n.m. men, people.
omini grp. men.
omu n.m. man.
onistÓ n.f. honesty. Also: onistati, onestÓ, onestati.
onestu adj. honest.
onurari v.t. honor.
onuratu adj. honest, honorable.
onuri n.m. respect, honor.
operari v.t. do, make, work. Also: opirari.
opinioni n.f. opinion, idea, view, belief.
opira n.f. work.
opra n.f. work, team of harvesters, bungled work; performance.
orazioni n.f. prayers, orations.
ordini n.m. order, arrangement, disposition.
orfanu n.m. orphan.
orgi˛ n.m. money, from Fr. argent. Also: argi˛.
oricchia n.f. ear.
origini n.f. birth, beginning, origin.
orina n.f. urine.
oriu n.m. barley, fig. beating.
ortu n.m. vegetable garden.
oru n.m. gold.
orvicari v.t. bury.
orvu n.m. blind.
ossu n.m. bone, stone, pit.
osservanza n.f. observance, rite, custum, rule. Also: osservÓnzia.
ossirvari v.t. observe, adhere to, abide by, keep.
osti n.m. host, innkeeper, landlord.
otteniri v.t. get, obtain, acquire.
ovu n.m. egg.
ozziu n.m. idleness, leisure.
pacenzia n.f. forbearance, patience. Also: pacenza.
paci n.f.s. peace, tranquility, serenity, quiet, patience, slowness.
padedda n.f. frying pan.
paga n.f. compensation, pay.
pagamentu n.m. payment.
paganu adj. heathen, pagan.
pagari v.t. pay, chasten, punish, avenge, judge.
pagatu v.t. past p. paid.
pagaturi n.m. payer.
pagaziu n.m. compensation, pay.
pagghia n.f. straw, hay.
pagghialoru n.m. seller of hay.
pagghiaru n.m. haystack, field shelter, hayloft.
pagghiata n.f. animal feed formulation.
paiseddu n.m. dim. of paisi, little town, dear town.
paisi n.m. nation, city, village, town.
pala n.f. shovel, oar blade, fish hook.
palÓmiti pl. words are words!.
palatu n.m. palate.
palazzu n.m. mansion, palace, apartment house, condominium.
paledda n.f. insect (Rhynchitis betulae), beetle.
Palermitani adj. Palermitan, a native of Palermo.
Palermu city. Palermo. Population in 1857, 185,814.
palisari v.t. reveal.
palisi adj. inv. obvious, visible.
palitta n.f. shovel.
palla n.f. ball; projectile, rifle shot, bullet.
pÓllitu adj pale, pallid, wan.
palora n.f. word, pledge.
palu n.m. pole, rod, stick.
palummaru n.m. pigeon keeper.
palummu n.m. pigeon.
pampina n.f. leaf.
pampinedda n.f. dim. little leaf.
panareddi n.m. dim. medicinal herbs, baskets.
panareddu n.m. dim. little basket. basket of fruit, gift, present.
panÓru n.m. basket.
panella n.f. chick-pea fritter.
pani n.m. bread.
panicottu n.m. boiled bread.
panittera n.f. bakery.
panizzari v.t. make bread.
panneddu n.m. padding, lining.
panni n.m.pl. clothing.
pannu n.m. woven wool or linen cloth.
pantanu n.m. swamp, quagmire.
Pantiddaria n.f. Pantelleria.
panza n.f. belly, stomach.
panza di canigghia idiom. insult, big bellied.
panzata n.f. belly full, feast, to excess.
panzutu adj. big bellied, dropsical.
Papa n.m. Pope.
papÓ n.m. dad, daddy.
Papa Sistu n.m. Pope Sixtus.
pÓpara n.f. gosling, female wild duck, spinning top.
paparina n.f. bot. opium poppy, Lat. Papaver somniferum.
papatu n.m. excessive satifaction, highest state, peak, summit, papal.
papiamu v.i. command, swagger, pontificate.
pappuni n.m. glutton, big eater.
para n.f. parry, shield.
paraddisu n.m. heaven, Paradise.
paraguni n.m. comparison.
paranta n.f. door jamb, window jamb, frame.
parari v.t. adorn, decorate, fertilize, get ready, prepare, subdue.
paratu n.m. display.
parenti n.m. blood relatives.
pari v.i. seem, appear. show.
paricchia n.f. pair
parigginu n.m. dandy.
parintatu n.m. relatives.
parintela n.f. relationshp.
pÓriri v.i. appear, seem.
pariri n.m opinion, advice.
parmentu n.m. wine cellar where grapes are crushed, grape tub.
parmu n.m. palm, hand, span, about 10 inches. Also: palmu.
parmu n.m. measured, restrained.
parola n.f. word.
parpagghiari v.i. beat, bat, smack.
parramentu n.m. parliament.
parrari v.i. speak, talk.
parrastra n.f. stepmother.
parrastru n.m. stepfather.
parrina n.f. godmother.
parrineddu n.m. priest, dim. of parrinu.
parrinu n.m. priest, godfather, skin outgrowth.
parti n.f. inv. part, portion, place.
particula n.f. eucharistic host.
Partinicu place name Partinico.
pÓrtiri v.i. depart, leave.
partita n.f. part, group, party, faction; match, game, play.
partitu n.m. faction, party, group.
parturenti n.f. a woman in labor.
parturiri v.t. give birth. Also: figghiari.
partutu adj. head over heels, impassioned; crazed; second must; sepaarated.
paru n.m. pair, couple.
paru adj. peer, equal, par, even.
parzialitati n.f. partiality. Also: parzialitÓ.
pasciri v.i. graze, suckle, feed.
pasciuti v.i. past p. grazed, fed.
pÓsimu n.m. suffer, endure; discomfort; starvation; insomnia.
Pasqua n.f. Easter.
passa a manu a manu idiom. go on your way.
passalunari n.m. stupid, good for nothing.
passari v.i. pass, go, spend, be worth.
passatu n.m., adj. past, bygone.
passioni n.f. suffering, pain, passion.
passu n.m. pass by, step, byway.
pÓssula n.f. raisin, sweet wine
pastaru n.m. pasta maker or seller.
pastizza n.f. pastry.
pastizzaru n.m. pastry chef, confectioner, candymaker.
pastu n.m. food, animal feed, meal, bait.
pasturi n.m. shepherd.
patacca n.f. money, coin.
patedda n.f. limpet.
pati v.i. suffers.
patidduzzi n.f. limpets, snails.
patimentu n.m. suffering.
pÓtiri v.i. suffer, endure, experience pain, tolerate.
patri n.m. father.
Patri_Lanuzza n.m. Father_Lanuzza
patria n.f. place of birth, homeland.
patrinnostru n.m. Our Father, Christian prayer.
patrucinaturi n.m. defense counsel.
patruni n.m. boss, master, owner.
Patti place name patti.
pattiari v.t. agree, bargain, negotiate; price.
pattu n.m. pact, agreement, accord.
patutu adj. experienced, slender, sickly.
Paulu n.m. Paul.
paura n.f. fear.
paurusu adj. fearful, timid.
pazzia n.f. madness, insanity, eccentricity, passion.
pazzu n.m. crazy, insane, fool.
pecca n.f. defect, flaw, nickname
pecca v.i. sins.
pecura n.f. sheep.
pŔcuri n.pl. sheep, sheepfold.
pecuru n.m. ram, cuckold.
peddi n.f. skin, hide, strop.
pedi n.m. foot, feet. Also: peri.
pedi di pilu idiom. awkward and clumsy.
pŔggiu adj. bad, worse, the worst.
pŔiu adv. antiq. worse. Also: peju, peggiu.
peju adj. adv. worse, worst. Also: peiu, peggiu.
pena n.f. punishment, pain, sorrow, anxiety, trouble.
penni v.i. hangs, dangles.
pensa v.i. thinks.
penti v.refl. repents, regrets, is contrite.
Peppi Foti name a famous bandit in Messina.
perciacaia n.f. Western Subalpine Warbler.
perdiri v.t. lose, miss, waste.
periri v.i. perish.
perna n.f. pearl.
persica n.f. peach, peach tree.
persu adj. lost.
perturbari v.t. perturb, unhinge, unsettle.
pessimu adj. very bad, awful, terrible.
pesta n.f. plague, pestilence, pest. Also: pesti, pestilenzia, pistilenzia.
petra n.f. rock, stone.
petrafennula n.f. sweet hard pastry.
pettini n.m. comb
pettu n.m. chest, breast.
pezza n.f. remnant, scrap; piece of land; ancient money, piece of eight, many idioms.
piaciri v.i. pleasure, delight, like, please, favor, service.
pianu n.m. plan, project, level, floor, story.
piatati f. antiq. pity.
piattu n.m. dish, plate, course.
piatusu adj. merciful, pitying.
pica n.f. mil. pike, birds beak.
picata n.f. patch, sticking plaster, band-aid, makeshift solution.
picca adj. few, little.
piccari v.i. sin, transgress.
piccatu n.m. sin, crime, error, mistake, shame, pity; excl. too bad.
piccaturi n.m. sinner.
picch´ata n.f. whine, whimper, mourn.
picchiu n.m. funeral lamentation, pleading.
picchiusu adj. weepy.
piccilu adj. little. Also: picciulu.
picciotta n.f. young lady, girl.
picciotti n.pl. youngsters, children.
picciottu n.m. youngster, young man.
picciriddu n.m. infant, child.
picciuni n.m. pigeon, dove.
picciulu adj. small, little. Also: piccilu.
picciuttaria n.f. mischief, joke.
picciuttazzu n.m. young, handsome and robust man.
picciutteddu n.m. youngster.
picculu adj. young, small, little, child.
pici n.f. sing. tar, pitch; fig. entanglement.
picuntria n.f. hypochondria
picuraru n.m. shepherd.
picuredda n.f. shepherdess.
picurinu adj. a sheep's wool sky.
pidata n.f. kick, recommendation, step, footprint, people.
piddaru n.m. tanner, currier, leather merchant.
Piddirinu n.m. Pellegrino.
piddizzuni n.m. louse, parasite.
pidicinu n.m. end of a sack, handholds on a net
pidicuddu n.m. bot. stem.
pidina n.f. pawn.
piditu n.m. fart.
pidocchiu n.m. louse.
pidudda n.f. gut.
piduni n.m. pedestrian.
pietÓ n.f. compassion, sympathy, piety.
pigghiari v.t. get, take, seize, have.
pigghiari 'mprisa idiom. pick a quarrel.
pignata n.f. pot, pan.
pignataru n.m. maker a/o seller of pots and pans.
pignateddu n.m. little pan, little pot.
pignu n.m. security, collateral, pledge, promissory note.
pigrizzia n.f. laziness.
pilari v.t.refl. pull out, tear out.
Pilatu    Pontius Pilate, a Roman official.
Pileri n.m. pile of stones, plover, Selinunte.
piliddu n.m. dim. hair.
pillicciria n.f. furrier. Also: pillicciaria, pillicciaru.
pilligrinu n.m. pilgrim.
pilotu n.m. pilot.
pilu n.m. hair, hide, fringe; fig. minute quantity; crack in a wall; man's hair and beard.
pilusu adj. hairy.
pinanti adj. pining, suffering, agonizing
pinatu adj. gravely troubled, anxious.
pinciri v.t. paint, fantasize, praise, refl. put make-up on.
pincisanti n.m.inv. painter, artist. Also: pinci-santi.
piniari v.i. suffer, struggle.
pinitenza n.f. penal satisfaction, penance.
pinna n.f. feather, quill pen, small sail, pride.
pinnagghia n.f. pendant, necklace, adornment.
pinnagghiu n.m. ornamental pendant. Also: pindÓgghiu, pinnÓcchia, pinnÓcchiu.
pinninu n.m. descending slope, descent, slope
pinnula n.f. medicinal pill; bunch of grapes hung to dry.
pinsari v.t.i. think, contrive, devise, believe, esteem, remember. Also: pinzari.
pinseri n.m. thought, imagination, remembrance, concern.
pinsirusu adj. attentive, diligent, pensive.
pintimentu n.m. regret, repentance.
pintirisi v.refl. repent, regret, rue, feel sorry.
pinzari v.t. think, contrive, devise, believe, esteem, remember. Also: pinsari.
pinzeri n.m.inv. thought, concept, remembrance, judgement, decision, concern, anxiety.
pipi n.m. inv. pepper, chili pepper, spice pepper, fig. anger.
pira n.f. pear.
pirÓinu n.m. wild pear.
pirchý conj. because, why, what for.
pirciÓli n.m. only sing. breach, pebble. Also: picciÓli, picciÓri, picciÓru.
pirciari v.t. perforate, pierce.
pirdizioni n.f. danger, ruin, damnation, perdition.
pirdunari v.t. pardon, forgive.
pirfettamenti adv. perfectly.
pirfettu adj. perfect.
pirfizioni n.f. perfection.
piriculari v.t. jeopardize, imperil.
piriculu n.m. danger.
piriculusu adj. dangerous, pessimistic, courageous.
Pirinnellu name Pirandello.
pirirÓ v.i. disappear, discourage, die, perish.
piriri v.i. die, disappear, perish, desire, discourage.
piritaru n.m. one being questioned by police, one who confesses easily. Also piditaru.
Pirituri n.m. magistrate, mayor. Also: Prituri.
pirmŔttiri v.t. permit, give license, allow. Also: primŔttiri, primmŔttiri, puimmittiri, purmŔttiri.
pirnici n.m.f. inv. partridge.
pirrera n.f. quarry.
pirsichitari v.t. run after, persist. Also: pirsicutari.
pirsistenza n.f. persistence.
pirsivirari v.t. persevere.
pirsuna n.f. person, figure, body, persona, health.
pirsunaggiu n.m. build, physique, stature.
pirtusu n.m. hole, depression.
piru n.m. pear; hair.
pirutu adj. despairing.
pisa n.f. weight
pisanti adj. heavy.
pisari v.i.t. weigh, consider.
piscari v.t. fish, seek, try to learn, squeal; (v.i.) flirt.
piscaturi n.m. fisherman.
pisci n.m. fish.
piscia n.f. urine, vulg. piss.
pisciari v.t.i. urinate, vulg. piss, pee.
piseddi n.f. peas.
pistari v.t. batter, pound, mash, pulverize.
pistilenzia n.f. pestilence, plague.
pistuni n.m. pestle, wooden mallet, penis.
pisu n.m. weight, load, burden.
pitanza n.f. portion, course, dish, share, offering.
pititti n.m. appetite, desire, need.
pitittu n.m. appetite, desire, need.
pitrudda n.f. little rock, speck, bird's egg.
pitrusinu n.m. parsley.
pitrusu adj. rocky, stony, pebbly.
pittimusu adj. boring, tedious, annoying.
pittinari v.t. tidy, neaten, card, scold, criticize harshly.
pittura n.f. the art, technique, activity of painting; a painting, fig. faithful description.
pitturi n.m. painter, artist.
pitturina n.f. bodice of an apron.
pitulanti adj. petulant, arrogant, insolent.
pizza n.f. pizza.
pizzenti n.m. beggar, indigent, miser, stingy.
pizzicata n.f. pinch, small quantity, pluck of a string
pizzicuni n.m. pinch, small quantity.
pizziddu n.m. chicken's beak.
pizzu n.m. beak.
pizzuddu n.m. piece, bit.
pizzuliari v.t. peck (with a beak).
pizzutu adj. pointed, acute, petulant.
placari v.t. placate, appease, pacify, mollify.
placidu adj. calm, tranquil, peaceful.
Platuni name Plato 427?-347 B.C.
pocu adj. little, few.
P˛ddina place name Pollýna.
poi adv. after, afterwards, then, later, next.
Polinu n.m. Saint Paolino.
polinu adj. dark red, the color of the habit worn by the friars of St. Francis de Paul, called the Polini.
ponnu v.i. able to, can.
populu n.m. populace, people, nation, community, multitude.
porcu n.m. pig, fat person, lustful, stingy, epithet.
porru n.m. leek, lily.
porta n.f. door.
porta v.t. brings, bears.
portu n.m. harbor, port.
portuvalli n.m. variety of orange.
postu n.m. place.
potenti adj. potent, mighty, strong.
potiri v.i. be able to.
poviru adj. poor.
praja n.f. beach.
pranzu n.m. dinner, principal meal.
prattica n.f. practice, experience, training. Also: pratica.
pratticu adj. able, capable, pratical, pragmatic, realistic, applied.
predica n.f. sermon.
predominari v.t. predominate.
preggiari v.t. guarantee.
prŔgula n.f. arbor, pergola.
prejari v.t. pray.
premiri v.t.i. to be concerned with.
premiu n.m. award, prize, compensation, bonus.
prenu adj. pregnant, expectant, full, sated.
prŔscia n.f. hurry, haste.
prestamenti adv. quickly.
prestu adv. quickly, hastily, promptly, at once.
presumiri v.i. to assume, presume, conjecture, suppose.
preti n.m. priest. Also: presti, sacerdotu.
prevaricari v.t.i. exceed authority, abuse, intr. go astray Also: privaricari.
previdiri v.t. foresee.
prezzu n.m. price, cost, value.
pri prep. instead of, in place of, for, by, through, to.
priatoriu n.m. purgatory. Also: purgatoriu.
pr´atu adj. happy, full of joy. Also: prigatu.
pricipitari v.t.i. collapse, deteriorate, plummet, precipitate.
priciuni n.m. prison. Also: priggiuni.
pridicari v.t. preach, encourage, publish, exaggerate.
pridicaturi n.m. preacher.
prigari v.t. pray, implore, entreat, be pleased. Also: prijari, priari.
prigiari v.t. co-sign, guarantee. Also: priggiÓri.
priggirýa n.f. guarantor. Also: pliggiarýa, pliggiria.
priggiudiziu n.m. prejudice, bias
prighera n.f. prayer, worship, plea, request.
prima adv, before, once, first of all, sooner.
primavera n.f. spring.
primintýu adj. premature, early, new.
primura n.f. haste, hurry.
primu adj. first, main, principal, primary, first in sequence, first in place.
principi n.m. prince, king, ruler, principal, first.
principiu n.m. beginning, origin, starting.
prinizzi n.f. pregnancy.
priparari v.t. prepare, be ready.
prisa n.f. acquisition, purchase, gain.
priscialoru adj. hurried, rushed, premature.
prisenti n.m. present, gift; gram. present tense.
prisenza n.f. presence, appearance.
prisidenti n.m. presider, president.
prisintari v.t. offer, give, present, display. disclose.
pris¨miri v.t. presume, expect too much, insist on.
prisuttu n.m. ham.
pritŔnniri v.t. pretend, claim, aspire, take care of.
priuri n.m. prior.
privari v.t. deprive.
privata n.f. deprivation, antiq. cesspool.
privazzioni n.f. deprivation.
privileggiu n.m. privilege, perquisite.
priviniri v.t. forecast, foresee, outguess, anticipate.
privirri v.t. foresee. Also: previdiri.
privu adj. lacking, deprived of something.
prizzari v.t. esteem, prize.
prizziusu adj. precious, valued, exquisite.
produciri v.t. produce, create, generate.
progrediri v.i. make progress, go forward orderly.
proibbiri v.t. prohibit.
prontu adj. ready, on the dot, soon.
proponiri v.t. propose.
propriu adj. own, oneself, typical, fitting, appropriate.
prossimu adj. near, close; next.
prova n.f. test, trial, experiment, proof.
prua n.f. naut. bow of a ship.
prucurari v.t. search to obtain, procure, obtain, get, bring, seek.
prucurari v.refl. search oneself, procure for oneself.
prucuraturi n.m. procurator, attorney, administrator.
prudenti adj. discrete, prudent, cautious.
prudenza n.f. prudence, caution.
pruduciri v.t. produce; produce grain or fruit.
prufeta n.m. prophet. Also: profeta, antiq, prefetto.
prumŔttiri v.t. to promise.
prumissi n.f.pl. promises.
prumisa n.f. promise.
prunu n.m. prune.
prupÓina n.f. grave. Also: purpÓina.
pruspiritati n.f. prosperity.
prusuntusu adj. presumptious. Also: prusuntu¨su, prisintusu.
pruvari v.t. prove. taste, experience, test, try.
pruvatu adj. demonstrated, experienced, tested.
pruverbiu n.m. proverb, brief saying, brilliant.
pruvidenza n.f. providence, divine providence.
pruvidenzia n.f. providence, divine providence.
pruvidiri v.t. supply, satisfy, provide, reward, furnish.
pruvulazzu n.m. dust, threshing dust.
pruvuli n.f. gunpowder, powder.
pr¨vvuli n.f. dust.
pubblicu n.m. public.
pudagra n.f. gout.
puddaru n.m. henhouse.
puddastra n.f. pullet.
puddastredda n.f. chick, pullet.
puddicina n.f. chick.
Puddicinedda n.m. Punch, buffoon.
pudditru n.m. colt
Puddu n.m. nickname for Joseph, Joe, Joey.
pudýa n.f. hem, back, nearby. Also: purýa, pulýa.
pueta n.f. poet
pugnu n.m. fist, fistful, punch.
puija n.f. offshore wind. Also: puýa.
puisia n.f. poetry.
pulŔiu n.m. mint.
pulenta n.f. polenta, cornmeal pudding.
p¨lici n.m. inv. flea.
pulitu adj. clean.
pulizýa v.t. cleans.
Pulizzi place name Polizzi.
pumu n.m. apple, apple tree.
puncigghiuni n.m. stinger.
p¨nciri v.t. urge, spur, prod, puncture, prick, sting. Also: p¨ngiri., p¨nziri.
punenti n.m. west, west wind, westerly, twilight
punta n.f. point, pointed extremity, the end of a road, the crux of the matter, the penis, the foreskin, the blade of the plow, a piece of bread.
puntaloru n.m. prod, goad, awl, bodkin, tap, dibble.
puntareddu n.m. prod, crook, fig. incentive, stimulus.
puntiddu n.m. prop, support, wedge, awl, punch, nail set.
puntili n.m. gangway, wharf, den, lair.
puntu n.m. stitch, point, principle, dot, period, moment, spot.
puntuali adj. punctual.
punturiari v.t. prod, urge, encourage, incite, stimulate.
punturu n.m. metal tipped prod.
Pu˛ddina n.f. Pollina.
puppa n.f. stern, aft.
pupu n.m. puppet, marionette, rag doll, doll, stuffed animal.
purcedda n.f. sow, piglet.
purceddu n.m. pig, porker.
purci. n.m.f. lice, fleas, crabs.
purciara n.f. insect ridden, porcelain, purslane.
purgatoriu n.m. purgatory.
purificari v.t. to purify, cleanse, purge.
purpa n.f. meat, flesh, substance.
purpania n.f. rooted offshoot.
purpaniari v.t. propagate.
purpu n.m. octopus.
purrazzi n.f. asphodel, garlic, stay secure, remain firm.
purritu adj. rotten, spoiled, corrupt.
purtari v.t. carry, bring, take.
purteddu n.m. door, counter window, carriage door, trapdoor, hatch, tailgate.
purticali n.m. door, doorway, threshold, entrance.
purtuni n.m. big door.
puru adj. clean, undefiled, frank, open, pure, wholesome.
puru adv. conj. also, too, even, yet, although.
pusata n.f. place, stopover, place setting.
puseri n.m. thumb.
pussŔdiri v.t. possess.
pussidenti n.f. property owner, landlord.
pustedda n.f. pustule, boil, pimple.
pustema n.f. inflamed tumor, pus-filled boil.
puta n.f. prune, trim, shape.
putari v.t. to prune.
putaturi n.m. pruner, trimmer.
putenti adj. powerful, influential, rich.
putenza n.f. power.
putýa n.f. shop, store, business.
putiaru n.m. shopkeeper.
putiri v.i. can, able, may, be permitted; strength.
putrunaria n.f. laziness, sloth.
putruni adj., n.m/f. loafer, slow, sluggish, lazy.
putta n.f. prostitute, harlot.
puvireddu n.m. poor person.
puviridduni adj. poor and tattered.
puviridduzzi adj. poor.
puvirtÓ n.f. poverty. Also: puvirtati.
puzzu n.m. well.
puzzu sfunnatu adj. bottomless well, insatiable person.
quadara n.m. a big vase or pot used for boiling, made of copper or other metal.
quadaruni n.m. large copper pot. Also: quaddaruni.
quadiari v.t.i. warm up, heat up, fig. excite.
quagghia n.f. quail.
quagghiaredda n.f. young quail.
quagghiaru n.m. ruminant's divided stomach, the cud, metaph. incapable man.
quagghiata n.f. cheese curd.
quali pron. which, which one, that, who, whom.
quannu adv. when, sometimes.
quantu n.m., adj., adv. as much as, as far as, how much, as long as.
quarantana n.f. quarantine.
quarantina n.f. forties.
quaranturi n.m. forty hour exposition.
quarchi indef. adj. some, a few, any.
quaresima n.f. lent.
quartara n.f. jug.
quartararu n.m. potter, ceramist, jug maker.
quarticiddu n.m. quarter of a t¨mminu. Also: quarticiddu.
quartucciu n.m. three fourths of a liter.
quasetta n.f. stocking
quatratu adj. square.
quatrinu n.m. penny.
quatru n.m. prospectus, face, facade.
quattru adj. four, a few.
Quattru tarý n.m. silver coin.
quazolu adj. white-footed (of a horse with an ordinary mantle).
querennari v.t. censure, control, take back.
quintadŔcima adj. full moon.
quistioni n.f. argument, quarrel, dispute, issue.
raccumannari v.t. entrust, recommend, suggest.
racina n.f. grapes.
radici n.f. roots, origin, heritage, source.
raffiguratu v.t. past p. recognized, appeared.
raffrenari v.t. restrain, moderate.
ragghiu n.m. bray, braying.
raggia n.f. rage, anger
raggiuni n.f. reason.
Ragusa place name Ragusa.
ralligrari v.t. refl. be happy, rejoice.
rallintari v.t. ease, slacken, relax, relent.
ral˛ggiu n.m. watch, clock, timepiece, time.
rama n.f. branch, bough, limb.
Rametta n.m. Rametta was from Borgetto.
ramicedda n.f. twig, smidgen.
rancura n.f. rancor, excuse, bitterness.
rangu n.m. grade, rank, condition; straight line, line, file; cramp, spasm.
rannu n.m. lye. Also: liscýa.
ranunchi n.f. frog. Also: lar¨nchia, lar¨nchiu, ranunchia.
rapi v.t. robs, steals.
rapiri v.t. rob, steal.
rappa n.f. cluster, bunch
rappi n.f. fold, crease, wrinkle.
raru adj. rare.
raru adv. rarely.
rasa n.f. shave.
raspari v.t. scratch. Also: arraspari.
rassimigghjari v.i. resemble, be like. Also rassumigghjari.
rasteddu n.m. oven rake.
rastu n.m. footprint, track, fig. sign.
rasu adj. shaven.
ratta n.f. payment, portion, installment, ironic. earn.
rattŔra n.f. mousetrap.
raviola n.f. Layered pasta with tomatoes and ricotta; joc. mess, shambles.
razza n.f. race, descent, breed.
Re n.m. king.
Re Carru n.m. silver coins, money.
Re di Spagna n.m. money.
Re Filippu n.m. silver coins, money.
reda n.f. heredity, heirs, lineage, ancestry. Also: <rera.
re_di_l'erva n.m. crocus.
reggiri v.i. suppport, govern, withstand, bear.
regnari v.i. rule, govern, reign, prevail.
regnu n.m. kingdom, realm, reign.
rŔgula n.f. rule, precept, principle.
renniri v.i. return, render, yield, repay.
rŔnnita n.f. income, annuity, pension.
repitu n.m. lamentation for the dead. Also: rŔpitu.
resca n.f. fishbone.
resistiri v.i. resist, hold firm. Also: risistiri.
'resta n.f. flower vase.
rŔtina n.f. bridle, reins.
reu n.m. meanness, severity.
ribbuccari v.t. hammer down a nail, tuck down
ricadýa n.f. relapse.
ricÓpitu n.m. address, introduction to, the matter to be done.
ricchizza n.f. wealth.
riccu adj. rich.
riciviri v.t. receive, take accept.
ricivu n.m. receipt, inheritance.
ricogghi v.t. pick up, gather, collect.
riconusciri v.t. recognize, know
ricotta n.f. Sicilian cottage cheese, ricotta.
ricriari v.t. lighten up, be happy, enjoy.
ricugghiutu adj. held back, kept in check; wizened.
ricumpenza n.f. compensation, remuneration. Also: ricumpensa.
ricumpinzari v.t. recompense, reward, reimburse, restore.
riddossu n.m. shelter.
ridiri v.i. laugh, smile.
riditati n.f. heritage, descent. Also: riditÓ.
riffi e raffi n. thievery.
rifiutari v.t. refuse, turn down, decline.
rifriddatura n.f. a cold.
rifrinari v.t. restrain, check, curb, repress.
rifurmari v.t. reform, correct.
rifutari v.t. reject, refuse, oppose.
rigalu n.m. gift.
rigatteri n.m. used goods salesman, fishmonger.
riggina n.f. queen.
riggirusu adj. devious, crafty, sneaky, snarly, dupable.
riggituri n.m. ruler, administrator, governor, manager.
rigulari v.t. regulate, govern, control, adjust.
riguardari v.t. regard, respect, consideration
rig¨gghiu n.m. pride.
rigurdari v.t.i. remember, mention, cite, advise, inform.
rigurusu adj. rigorous, severe, strict.
rimarra n.f. mud, mire, slime.
rimeddiu n.m. remedy Also rimediu.
rimitu n.m. hermit.
rimu n.m. oar.
rina n.f. sand.
rincrisci v.i. regrets, becoming troublesome, a nuisance.
rinesciri v.i. succeed, manage, do well.
rinfacceri n.m. bold, impudent, impertinent. Also: rinfacceru
rinfacciari v.t. bring up, hold against, fig. reproach, admonish.
ringiuviniri v.i. rejuvenate.
ringrazziari v.t. give thanks, show gratitude.
ringuliari v.i. whine, whimper, complain
rini n.f.pl. kidneys.
rýnnina n.f. swallow.
rinnutu v.i. returned, restored, replaced, paid back.
riparu n.m. remedy, fix, repair; protection, shelter.
ripintini adj. sudden, unexpected.
riposa v.i. sleeps, rests.
riprinsioni n.f. reprehension, reprimand, rebuke, castigation.
ripurtaturi n.m.f. reporter, tell-tale, sneak.
ripusari v.i. sleep, rely on, remain fallow, decant.
riputazzioni n.f. reputation.
riquariÓta adj. reheated, revived.
risbigghjari v.tr, refl. awaken, bot. return to growing.
riscaldari v.t. warm, heat. Also: quadiari.
risc˛tiri v.t. collect a debt.
riscudituri n.m. tax collector.
riscuvari v.t. renew, update, renovate.
risŔdiri v.i. reside; fig. consider; place, pose, set down.
risentirisi v.i. rehear, recall, feel again, experience.
risettu n.m. calm, quiet.
risina n.f. bot. rust, resin, dense mist, ground fog.
risolviri v.t. consume, undo, clarify, resolve.
rispettu n.m. respect, deference, reverance, manners.
rispittari v.t. honor, respect.
risplenniri v.i. shine, sparkle, glitter, resplendent.
risposta n.f. answer, reply, response.
risp¨nniri v.t. answer, reply.
ristari v.t.i. stop, stay, remain, linger.
ristituiri v.t. restore, give back, return.
ristituzioni n.f. restitution. Also: restituzzioni.
ristiu adj. reluctant, unwilling.
rist¨ccia n.f. stubble, the field with stubble.
risu n.m. laughter.
risu n.m. rice.
risuluzioni n.f. resolution, solution.
ris¨rgiri v.i. resurrect, revive.
risuscitari v.t.i. resuscitate, return to life, regain health.
ritagghia n.f. swatch, remnant, scrap.
riti n.f. net.
ritirata n.f. retreat.
ritu n.m. rite, custom, use.
riturnari v.i. return, ruminate, find, recover.
riu adj. accused, wicked, guilty.
riveriri v.t. revere, respect, honor, venerate.
riversu n.m. reverse, back, wrong side, vomiting.
rivŔttica n.f. overfold.
rivilari v.t. reveal, uncover. Also: rivelari.
rivintura n.f. wind tempest, furious agitation.
rizzettu n.m. refuge, hospitalization, shelter, accommodation, hospitality, domicile.
rizzogni n.f. shoots, sprouts, suckers.
rizzu n.m. hedgehog, porcupine.
robba n.f. things, property, goods. Also: roba.
rocca n.f. rock.
r˛cculu n.f. howl, wail, scream.
roggi n.m. watch, clock, timepiece.
Roma   Rome.
rosa n.f. rose.
rosi n.f.pl. roses.
r˛suli n.pl. chilblain, mild frostbite.
rota n.f. wheel.
rotulu n.m. twelve ounces.
rozzu adj. common, coarse, rough, uncouth.
'rrassari v.t. separate, distance, move away. Also: arrassari.
rua n.f. street, alley, wrinkle.
r¨cculu n.m. howl, yelp, whimper.
r¨diri v.t. gnaw, corrode, eat into, sting, chastise.
ruettu n.f. wheel.
ruga n.f. street, space in front of the house, wrinkle.
r¨ggia n.f. rust, residue, crust of dirt, patina, dregs.
rugna n.f. mange, fig. frivolous affair.
rugnusu adj. mangy, scruffy, fig. difficult, hard.
r¨gulu n.m. howling, wailing.
ruina n.f. ruin, destruction, desolation.
Rumania n.f. Rumania.
rumpi v.t. breaks, interrupts, destroys.
rumpicoddu n.m. daredevil, mishap.
r¨mpinu v.t. break.
rumpiri v.t. break, interrupt.
runca n.f. pruning hook.
runzinu n.m. nag, small horse, buzz, drone.
rusciÓnu adj. sanguine, buoyant, optimistic.
r¨sicu n.m. squeak, squeal, nibble, pejor. eating; buzz, drone; wood beam at the bow of a vessel in tuna fishing.
rusignolu n.m. nightingale.
russÓnia n.f. German measles.
russu adj. red.
Russuliddi n.m. red robed clerics.
russura n.f. red sky. Also: russýa.
Rusulia n.f. Rosalia.
rutta n.f. break, offender, route,
ruttu adj. broken, cracked, inoperative.
ruvettu n.m. bush.
r¨vulu n.m. oak tree.
ruzzuluni n.m. tumble, fall.
Sabbatinu adj. of Saturday.
sabbatu n.m. Saturday, sabbath.
sÓcciu v.t. know.
saccu n.m. sack, bag.
saccuddu n.m. little sack, little bag.
sacristanu n.m. sexton.
sÓcusa! excl. damn, dang, drat. Also: sÓcusu!
saggiu adj. prudent.
sagnari v.t. bleed, injure, wound, tap a tree
sagnýa n.f. bleeding, bloodletting; fig. jet, gush, spray; trickle.
Sagramentu n.m. sacrament, Eucharist.
sagristanu n.m. sacristan. Also: sacristanu.
saimi n.f. only sing. lard.
salam˛ria n.f. brine, pickle.
Salamuni n.m. Solomon, wisdom.
salari v.t. salt, flavor, preserve.
salariu n.m. an agreed wage, a salary.
salatu adj. salty
sali n.m. salt.
salpari v.i weigh anchor, set sail, raise Also: sarpari.
salutari v.t. greet, welcome, salute.
saluti n.f. health, well-being.
salutiferu adj. beneficial, good, healing, wholesome.
salutu n.m. salute, greeting, salutation.
salviuni n.m. wild sage. Also: sarvi¨ni, saravi¨ni, sarbi¨ni.
Sammartinu n.m. Saint Martin (Apr. 13).
San Blasi n.m. Saint Blaise
San Giuvanni n.m. Saint John the Baptist.
sana v.t. heals.
sanari v.t. heal, cure.
sanÓri n.m. six coins. Also: senari.
sancieli n.m. black pudding, blood sausage. Also: sanceli, sangunazzu.
sancisuca n.f. leech, bloodsucker.
sangu n.m. blood.
sanguinariu adj. bloody, bloodthirsty.
sangulittati n.f. nobility, blue blood.
sangunazzu n.m. blood sausage, black pudding. Also: sanceli, sancieli.
sanitÓ n.f. health.
sanitati n.f. health.
sant'Uffiziu n.m. sant'Uffiziu prison.
santa n.f. saint.
santiari v.t.i. blaspheme; swear, curse.
santitÓ n.f. sanctity
santificari v.i. joc. assist assiduously at religious functions, iron. affect sanctity.
santocchju n.m. bigot.
santu n.m. saint, holy.
santu croccu n.m. parsimony, thrift.
Santu Nicola n.m. Saint Nick.
Santu Vitu n.m. Santu Vitu.
santudiÓ! excl. holy devil. Also: santudiÓvulu!
sanu adj. healthy, sound.
sapi v.t. knows.
sapienti adj. learned, wise.
sapienza n.f. wisdom, learning, knowledge.
sapiri v.t.i. know something, have knowledge.
sapissi v.t. subj. known.
sapuritu adj. tasty, delicious, gracious, handsome, pretty.
saputu adj. smart, knowledgeable, wise.
saputu n.m. scholar, researcher, scientist.
sÓracu n.m.zool. fish specie. lat. sparus sargo.
sarancuni adj. penny-pincher; shrewd; lazy; stubborn.
sarda n.f. sardine.
sarma n.f. obsolete unit of measure of about three bushels.
sarmentu n.m. twig, dried vine branch.
sarsa n.f. sauce.
sarva n.f. salvation, cure.
sarvari v.t. save, keep, conserve.
sarvazioni n.m. salvation Also: salvazzioni, sarvamentu.
sÓrvia n.f. bot. sage.
satari v.i. Leap, jump; fig. pierce, die.
satrÓri v.t. satisfy, gorge.
saturari v.t. to satiate, fill, satisfy, soak, saturate.
sÓturu adj. full, satiated.
SÓulu n.m. Saul.
sÓuri adj. sorrel (brownish orange to light brown), chestnut.
sÓuru adj. sorrel.
SÓuta-li-viti n.m. Salta-le-viti.
sautu n.m. jump, leap.
saviizza n.f. prudence, worldly wisdom.
saviu adj. and n.m. learned, expert, wise man.
saziari v.t and v.i. satisfy.
sÓziu adj. sated, satisfied.
sbannutu n.m. bandit, brigand, outlaw, lowlife.
sbasciÓri v.t. to lower, reduce, diminish.
sbarbatu adj. beardless, unskilled.
sbattiri v.t. bang, bump, beat, batter, toss, fling.
sbirru n.m. cop.
sbirr¨ggiu n.m. receptacle for grape must.
sbrazzari v.t. to bare one's arms, to rull up one's sleeves.
sbrigugnari v.t. shame, infringe, defame, sell below cost, close out.
sbriogna n.f. shame.
sbriugnatu adj. shameless.
sbrizza n.f. droplet, particle, spurt, splash, tiny bit, fig. pest.
sbrucculiari v.t. prune suckers from grapevines.
sbrugghiari v.t. untangle, blab, expound, explain, develop.
sbuccia v.i. flowers, blooms.
sb¨rdiri v.t. untie, unravel, resolve, thaw, ruin, demolish.
scacchi n.m.pl. chess.
scacciari v.t. crush, squash, crack.
scÓcciati v.t. hang back.
scagghiola n.f. canary grass.
scagghiu n.m. bird seed, chicken feed.
scagghja n.f. fish scale, snake slough, canine tooth, wood chips, stone chip, speck, pebble.
scala n.f. staircase, ladder.
scalari v.i lower (prices), lower level or quantity, reduce.
scali scali adv. adj. irregularly, unequal, bumpy, carelessly, unskillfully.
scaliari v.t. rummage, scratch about.
scaltru adj. shrewd, sharp, astute, clever.
scaluni n.m. step of stairway, threshold, irregularity.
scampari v.i. stop raining.
scanari v.t. knead.
scancarata v.t. ruined.
scanciari v.t. exchange, barter, give back.
scancillatura n.f. erasure.
scannal´ari v.t. glimpse, see.
scannalusu adj. scandalous, indecent, malicious, astute, suspicious.
scannari v.t. slit the throat, kill, fig. ruin.
scantari v.i. fear, be afraid of.
scanzari v.t. avoid, move, shift, preserve, save.
scappari v.i. escape, flee, run.
scapulari v.t. release the herd, liberate, free.
scardari v.t. card wool.
scarpa n.f. shoe.
scarpa rutta idiom personal interest.
scarparu n.m. shoemaker.
scarpatazzu n.m. papers, notebooks. Also: scartafacci,cartilegii,scartafazzu.
scarpisari v.t. trample, tread on.
scarsizza n.f. scarcity.
scarsu adj. poorly, wanting.
scartari v.t. choose, select, clean, reject, discard.
scartiri v.t. sharpen, smarten. Also: scaltriri, scartriri.
scasari v.i. move, relocate.
scattari v.i. burst, explode, break out.
scattiari v.t. blow, punch, seal, plug, pop, fig. rob.
scatti˛la n.f. immature fig, wild fig, early fig.
scatuleri n.m. collected papers, notebook.
scausu adj. barefoot, unshod horse.
scauzza n.f. brunette.
scavari v.t. dig, excavate, fig. reveal.
scavaddari v.t. unsaddle, unseat, supplant.
scavigghiatu adj. confused, disoriented.
scavu n.m. slave.
scavuzza n.f. brunette.
scavuzzu n.m. pretty dark person or animal, snail, duck.
sceccu n.m. donkey.
scegghiri v.t. choose, select.
scerri n.f. discord, squabble, quarrel.
scherzu n.m. joke.
schetta adj. unmarried woman, single woman.
schettu adj. single man.
schiavu n.m. slave. Also: scavu.
schifýa v.t. scorns.
schifiusu adj. squeamish, finicky.
schifizzaru n.m. vendor of animal entrails, butcher.
schifu n.m. trough, earthenware, huge plate, excessive meal, the smithy's cold water container. Also: scifu.
schinu n.m. back, backbone, spine.
schipitignusu adj. finicky, squeamish.
schittu adj. celibate, plain, pure and simple.
sciabbica n.f. trawling net, small fishing boat, fishing ground, long tuna fishing boat.
sciacqua-lattuchi n.m. dumb, foolish.
sciacquari v.t. wash with water.
scialari v.i. enjoy, have fun.
scialu n.m. waste, squandering
sciampagnuni n.m. reveler, partier, guzzler.
sciamprari v.i. slip, slide.
sciaminari v.t. scatter, disperse.
sciamu n.m. swarm, horde, fig. crowd, multitude, mass.
sciancari v.t. break a hip; become lame.
sciancatu adj. broken hip, lame; fig. imperfect, defective, impaired.
sciarria n.f. fight, squabble, quarrel.
sciarreri adj. litigious, quarrelsome, contentious, scrappy.
sciarriari v.t. fight, squabble, quarrel, provoke.
sciarriatu adj. cross, angry.
scibbulunaru adj. geol. marly.
scidda n.f. armpit.
sciddicari v.i. slip, slide.
scienza n.f. science, knowledge. Also: sc´enza, sc´Ŕnzia.
scifu n.m. trough, basin of a fountain, smith's water receptacle.
sciloccu n.m. sirocco.
scinniri v.t. descend, fall, lower.
scintinu adj. incompetent, incapable, worthless.
scioccu adj. silly, stupid, foolish.
sci˛gghjiri v.t. untie, undo, free, stretch, infer.
scippari v.t. uproot, extract, eradicate, pluck out, pull out.
Sciroccu n.m. Sirocco.
sciroppu n.m. syrup, medicinal formulation.
scisa n.f. diarrhea; descending.
sciucchizza n.f. insipidness, foolishness, idiocy.
scogghiu n.m. rock, submerged rock in the sea.
scola n.f. school.
sconciu n.m. damage, disorder, indecent, unbecoming.
sc˛rcia n.f. bark, skin, peel, eggshell, pastry shell. Also: sc˛ccia.
scorciampisi n.m. inv. thief, profiteer, usurer. Also: scorcia-'mpisi.
scornabeccu n.m. turpentine tree, pistacia terebinthus.
scornu n.m. uneven length; joke, derision.
scotta n.f. naut. sheet; rope.
scotulari v.t. shake.
sc˛zzula-granata n.m.inv. spy, informer.
scrafidiri v.i. wither, fade, dry up, shrivel up.
scravagghieddu n.m. scarob, beetle, worm, insect, Curculio baccus.
scravagghiu n.m. cockroach, crab louse, beetle.
scrittu adj. written.
scrittura n.f. scripture, writing, written.
scritturi n.m. writer, author.
scrivanu n.m. scribe, copyist, scrivener.
scriviri v.t. write.
scr¨pulu n.m. scruples, doubt, trifles.
scrusciu n.m. scraping noise, rustle.
sc¨ interj. shoo! a pig chasing exclamation.
scucchiari v.t. separate.
scugniri v.t. displace, dig up the ground, avoid.
scuitari v.t.i annoy, disturb, listen, obey.
scularu n.m. schoolboy, pupil, student.
scumari v.t. foam.
scumatura n.f. grass sprouts.
scummigghiari v.t. uncover, reveal.
scumitanza n.f. uncomfortableness, inconvenience, nuisance.
scumpagnatu adj. unaccompanied, alone, unescorted.
scumunicari v.t. excommunicate.
scumunicatu adj. excommunicated.
scuncicari v.t. prod, poke, provoke.
scuntenti adj. inv. unhappy, poor, miserable, discontented.
scuntintizza n.f. discontent, dissatisfaction.
scunzari v.t. spoil, clear, vitiate, corrupt, undo, trouble, inconvenience, break off an engagement.
scupa n.f. broom.
scupetta n.f. rifle, shotgun.
scupittata n.f. shooting.
scupriri v.t. uncover, discover, find out.
sc¨pulu n.m. oven broom, sea urchin net Also: sc˛pulu.
scurari v.i. nightfall, darken,
scurciari v.t. peel, skin, employ, use.
scurdari v.t. forget.
scurnari v.t. refl. strike with horns, fig. shame, refl. goats butting horns, wrangle over, argue with each other.
scursuni n.m. serpent, black snake, common snake.
scurtillari v.t. upstage, excoriate, criticize. Also: scorticare, scurcillata.
scurtisia n.f. incivility, rudeness, unkindness, offense.
scuru n.m. dark, darkness.
scurzari v.t. shorten, diminish, lessen.
scusa n.f. excuse.
scusari v.t. excuse, explain, offer a reason.
scusiri v.t. unstitch, open, split.
scutedda n.f. vase, bowl, soup plate, container.
scuttari v.t. discount, pay and feel the pain.
scutu n.m. shield, defensive armament.
scutulari v.t. shake vigorously.
scuzzara n.f. turtle, tortoise. Also: scuzzagghiu, scuzzÓina, scuzzÓria.
sdegnu n.m. indignation, disdain, indifference, scorn.
sdignari v.t. despise, provoke disdain.
sdignusa adj. scornful, arrogant, disdainful.
sdillŔggiri v.t. scorn, scoff at, deride.
sdilliccari v.t. detoxicate, wean, detoxify, withdraw.
sdilludatu v.t. blamed, censured, faulted.
sdintatu adj. without teeth, toothless
sdiri v.t. retract.
sdirri n.m. the last days of Carnival, last, at the end.
sdirrisira n.f. Shrove Tuesday evening, Mardi Gras.
sdirrubbari v.t. knock down, hasten, precipitate; fig. ruin. Also: sdirrupari.
sdirrubbu n.m. precipice, cliff, collapse, fall, ruin.
sdisŔrrami adj. messy, disorganized, slovenly.
sdisulari v.t. desolate, ruin, destroy, reduce to misery.
sdivacari v.t. refl. empty, pour, spill.
sdrucciulari v.i. slip, slide.
pers.pron. its, her, him.
secunnu adj. second.
secunnu prep. according to, pursuant to, along.
sŔcuta v.t. and v.i. follows, perseveres.
sedda n.f. saddle.
sŔdiri v.i. sit, situate.
seggia n.f. chair.
sŔggiu n.m. public place for conversation, backside.
segretu n.m. secret.
sei n.m. six
sempri adv. always, ever.
sennu n.m. judgement, good sense.
sŔntiri v.t. sense, hear, smell, listen, feel.
senu n.m. breast, bosom.
senza prep. lacking, deprived of, without.
sepelliri v.t. bury. Also: sippilliri.
sepurtura n.f. grave. Also: sepultura.
serenitÓ n.f. serenity, tranquility.
serpi n.f. snake, serpent.
serra n.f. field protected with plastic, greenhouse, hotbe, seedbed; . plural siŔrri.
serru n.m. hill, mountain.
seru n.m. serum.
serviri v.t. and v.i. serve, be useful.
servit¨ n.f. servitude.
servu n.m. servant, waiter, domestic.
settembri n.m. September.
setti n.m. adj. seven
sfacciatu adj. brazen, impudent, saucy.
sfardari v.t. tear, rend, lacerate. wear out, deplete.
sfacituri n.m. squanderer, wastrel.
sfardatu v.t. past p. torn up, bedraggled, ragged.
sfarduni n.m. spendthrift, wastrel.
sfari v.t. undo, waste, kill.
sfasciari v.t. unbind, dismantle, destroy.
sfasciÓtu adj. wasted, broken, destroyed.
sfatta adj. unkempt, messy.
sfazzari v.t. to suffer.
sfermari v.t. open.
sfilari v.t.i. unthread, unravel.
sfilazza n.f. a draft from a crack in a wall, window, or door.
sfil˛cchi n.m. unravelling threads.
sfincia n.f. fritter.
sfirruzza n.f. dull blade, dim of sferra.
sf˛rgiu n.m. splendor. Also: sf˛ggiu.
sfrabbicari v.t. demolish, destroy. Also: sfabbricari.
sfraeri n.m. spendthrift.
sfragari v.t. waste, squander, spoil, crumple.
sfragaru n.m. wastrel, squanderer.
sfraguni adj. wastrel, squanderer.
sfrazziari v.t. show off.
sfrazzusa adj. luxurious, pompous, spendthrift, generous.
sfrinatu adj. dissolute, profligate, debauched, uncontrolled.
sfruttari v.t. exploit, abuse, take advantage.
sfuiri v.t. avoid, escape. Also: sf¨jri.
sfunnari v.t. break, burst.
sfunnatu adj. bottomless.
sfunnurari v.t. wear out, beat down, deflower a girl, collapse, swallow.
sfurtunatu adj. unlucky.
sgarbu n.m. offense, rudeness, discourtesy.
sgarra v.t. err, go astray, mistake, miss.
sgarrari v.t. err, sin, go astray, mistake, miss.
sgarratura n.f. error, flaw, mistake.
sgarruni n.m. enormous mistake.
sgavitari v.t. save.
sghinfingnusu adj. squeamish, finicky. Also: schinfingnusu.
sgraccu n.m. catarrhous spittle.
sgranfugnari v.t. scratch, fig. rob.
sgravari v.t. alleviate, lighten.
si conj. if.
adv. yes.
si refl.pron. self.
siari v.i. be, being, existence.
sicca adj. arid, dry, thin.
siccari v.i. dry up.
sicarrara n.f cigar maker.
siccatura n.f. nuisance, annoyance.
sicchiu n.m. pail, bucket.
siccu n.m. dryness, aridity.
Sicilia place name Sicily.
sicilianu adj. Sicilian.
sicularu n.m. secular.
sicuru n.m. security.
sicutari v.t. follow, continue, proceed.
siddiari v.t. scorch, desiccate, annoy, bother, torment.
'Sid˛ru n.m. Isidore.
siggillu n.m. symbol, seal, impression
siggituri n.m. collector.
signa n.f. monkey, homely woman, mantis.
signali n.m. signal, warning, message.
signu n.m. sign, proof.
Signuri n.m. Lord, God.
signuri n.m. lord, nobleman, gentleman, his lordship, boss, master, owner.
signurýa n.f. nobility, elegance, power, arrogance.
signurina n.f. young lady, dim. of signura.
sigretu n.m. secret.
silenziu n.m. silence.
Silvestri n.m. sylvester
simenta n.f. seed.
simenza n.f. seed.
simýna v.t. and v.i. plant seed, sow.
siminari v.t. sow, seed, inseminate.
siminariu n.m. seminary, boarding school, prison.
siminati v.i. past p. sown.
siminatu v.i. past p. sown.
simmulu n.m. sign, symbol. Also: simbulu, zimbalu.
Simuni n.m. Simon
Sinatu n.m. Senate, fig. conspiracy, plot.
sinaturi n.m. senator.
sinceru adj. frank, open, blunt, sincere, candid.
singaliari v.t. note, mark, refl. remember.
singaliatu adj. disfigured, marked.
sinnacu n.m. mayor.
sintenzi n.f. pass judgements, sentences.
sintimentu n.m. sentiment, feeling, tact, respect, sense, judgement.
sintina n.f. bilge, peat, dregs.
sintinedda n.f. sentinal.
sinu prep. up to, until, as far as.
sinzatu adj. sensible, judicious.
sipala n.m. live hedge, small wall around a field.
siquitari v.t.i. follow, continue, pursue.
sira n.f. evening.
Siragusa   Syracuse.
sirenu n.f. dew. Also: risena.
sirina n.f., adj. poisonous snake species.
sirinitÓ n.f. serenity, tranquility, calm. Also: serenitÓ.
siritina n.f. evening, night.
sirpenti n.m. serpent.
sirrata adj. closed, locked.
sirruni n.m. dewlap; large saw, high mountain crest.
sirvimentu n.m. service.
sirviri v.t. provide service, minister to others' needs. Also: sŔrviri.
sirvituri n.m. servant, urinal.
sirvituti n.f. service.
sirvizziu n.m. service, work. Also: sirviziu.
sirvizzu n.m. operation, business, job, work.
sita n.f. silk.
siti n.f. thirst.
sittembri n.m. September.
sittŔmmiru n.m. September.
sivu n.m. tallow, suet, wax for twine, fat, grease, bribe, vapidity.
smanciari v.t. corrode, consume little by little, reduce.
smorfia n.f. grimace, smirk, faces, affectation.
smargiazzu n.m. braggart, boaster.
smarrari v.t. hew, chop, uncork, unblock.
sminuiri v.t. diminish, lessen, reduce.
smizzigghjari v.t. to spoil, coddle excessively.
sm˛viri v.t. move with force, shift, stimulate.
pos. pron. his, hers, its, their.
sodu adj. calm, quiet
s˛ffriri v.t. bear, sustain, manage, suffer.
s˛ggira n.f. mother-in-law.
s˛i pos. pron. his, hers, theirs.
soli adj. adv. usual, customary; usually. Also: s˛litu.
sona v.t. plays.
sonnu n.m. sleep, dream.
sonu n.m. sound, tone, ring, music.
sordu n.m. money. Also: soldu.
sorfa n.f. musical notes. solfeggio, chorus, blow.
sorti n.f. fortune, luck, fate.
sosizza n.f. sausage.
Spaccafurnari n.f. Spaccaforno residents.
spacciari v.t. hesitate, sell illegally, sell off; vaunt; empty.
spadda n.f. shoulder, back.
spagghiari v.t. winnow, scatter, waste, squander.
spagnari v.t. frighten, scare, get frightened, take fright.
spaiÓri v.t. loosen, untie, free oxen from the yoke.
spÓnniri v.t. spread, expand, stretch, distribute, leak, shed.
spanu adj. sparse, thin.
sparagna v.t. conserves, saves, spare.
sparagnari v.t. conserve, save, spare.
sparagnu n.m. saving, savings.
sparapaulu n.m. boor, lout, buffoon.
sparari v.t. shoot.
spariggiari v.t. separate, unique. Also: sparigghiari.
sparra n.f. backbite, speak ill, delirium, delusion.
sparrari v.t. speak ill of somebody, malign, smear.
sparramentu n.m. speaking ill of, badmouthing.
sparti adv. besides, also, still, moreover.
spartiri v.t. divide, apportion.
sparu adj. odd.
spassari v.i. entertain oneself.
spassu n.m. leisure, entertainment, amusement, enjoyment, happiness; space.
spata n.f. saber, sword.
spatuliaturi n.m. hackler, flax or hemp comber.
spavintari v.t. frighten, terrify, scare.
specchiu n.m. mirror.
speddiri v.i.t. to cease, to finish.
spenni v.t. spend, spends.
spŔnniri v.t. to spend.
spenniri e spanniri idiom spend without limit.
sperdiri v.i. lose, scatter, disperse, forget.
spertu adj. practical, capable, clever, cunning.
spezziu n.m. pepper, spices. Also: spezzi, spezzia, spezii.
spia n.f. spy, clue, pointer, lorgnette; wheat spike.
sp´ari v.t. spy, ask, explain, intervene. Also: spiari.
spica n.f. husk.
spicchiali n.m. mirror, example.
spicchiu n.m. segment, wedge, section, clove.
spiccicari v.t. untangle, peel off, separate, detach.
spicciulatu adj. penniless, broke.
spiciusu adj. specious, capricious, bizarre, unpredictable.
spiculari v.t.i. glean, gather; speculate, consider, deliberate, think.
spiducchiari v.t. delouse, prune twigs
spidugghiari v.t. melt, liquify, thaw, break up, untie, occur, unfold, happen.
spijari v.t. ask.
spina n.f. thorn, barb, nettle, quill.
spinciri v.t. raise, poke, propel, push, press. Also: spingiri.
spinnari v.t. pluck.
spinnari v.i. covet, long for, beg, crave.
spinniri v.t. spend, offer favors at a reception, give alms. Also: spŔnniri.
spinziratu adj. carefree, negligent, incautious. Also: spinsiratu.
spiranza n.f. hope.
spirari v.t.i. hope, expect.
spirdatu adj. possessed, fanatical.
spirdu n.m. spirit, supernatural entity.
spiria n.f. furrow.
spirienza n.f. experience.
spirimentu n.m. experiment, trial.
spiriri v.i. disappear, dissipate, set (of the sun), fade (of the stars); ship, send.
spiritu n.m. spirit, soul, demon, phantasm, courage, mind; alcoholic beverage, alcohol.
Spirlinga place name Sperlinga.
spirtusari v.t. come out, penetrate, puncture, pierce.
spiruna n.m.pl. spurs.
spiruni n.m. spur.
spirun´ari v.t.i. spur on, resist, be arrogant, freeload.
spirutu adj. deserted, desolate, abandoned, empty.
spisa n.f. shop, groceries, cost, price, expense, shopping.
spissiari v.t.i. repeat, reiterate, be frequent.
spissu adv. often, frequently.
spitali n.m. hospital.
spitu n.m. spit, grill.
spiziali n.m. inv. pharmacist.
spiziaria n.f. pharmacy.
spizzari v.t. break, bust, wreck, crash, smash.
spizzialia n.f. case for carrying medicines.
spizzicari v.t. Remove a tiny portion from something, nibble.
spiziedda n.f. chili pepper. Also: spizziŔddu.
spogghia v.t. and v.i. disrobe, undress.
sprÓtticu adj. inexperienced, inexpert.
sprŔmiri v.t. squeeze, wring.
sprezza v.t. despise, scorn, disparage.
spria n.f. furrow, row.
spriveri n.m. sparrowhawk.
spropositu n.m. blunder, error.
spruni n.m. spur.
spruvistu adj. bereft, unprovided for.
spugghiari v.t. undress, disrobe, denude.
spumpata v.t.i. spumpari. show off, display.
spunta v.t. and v.i. sprouts, appears, is born.
spuntari v.t.i. sprout, break forth, born.
spuntatu adj. blunt, bevelled, sprouted, worn out, torn.
spurpari v.t. skin, strip, fleece, remove, deprive.
spurtari v.i. live comfortably, develop precociously.
spusa n.f. bride, spouse.
spusari v.t. to wed, to marry.
spussidiri v.t. dispossess. Also: spussŔdiri, spusissari.
spusu n.m. bridegroom, husband.
sputari v.t. spit, condemn.
sputistari v.t. deprive.
squadatu adj. scalded.
squagghiari v.t. liquify, melt, waste, squander.
squagghiata n.f. melted, melting.
squartari v.t. quartered, divided in four.
squasuni adj. poor, barefoot.
squatru n.m. square.
staccari v.t. divide, cut off.
staci¨ni n.f. season, summer as opposed to winter, the good season.
stadda n.f. stable, stall
staffa n.f. stirrup.
stafferi n.m. groom, servant.
staggiuni n.f. season, time, summer.
stampa n.f. stamp, impression, pattern, mark, spot, memory.
stampaturi n.m. printer, book printer.
stancari v.t. tire, weary.
stanchizza n.f. fatigue, weariness.
stanga n.f. cross-bar, beam.
stantýa n.f. stale, smell.
stanzia n.f. room.
stari v.i. live, be, stay, persevere.
stati n.f. summer, state, country.
statia adj. summery.
statia n.f. scale, balance.
statu n.m. state, status, condition, being, government, country, territory.
stŔnniri v.t. extend, lay out, stretch out, spread out, elongate, loosen.
stenta n.m. distress, privation, need, pain.
stentu n.m. distress, privation, need, pain.
'sterna n.f. cistern.
stiddatu adj. starry, starlit.
stiddi n.f. stars.
stigghiu n.m. implement, tool.
stimari v.t. esteem, admire, regard, respect, value.
stimaturi n.m. admirer; estimator.
stinnicchju n.m. pulling, straining, cramp, muscular contraction, epilepsy.
stinnituri n.m. Drying rack, clothes horse, clothes line, foundry worker who lays out roof tiles to dry in the sun before placing them in the kiln.
stintatu adj. deprived, broken, defective, outlandish.
stipa n.f. cask, very large, 800-1600 liters
stira v.t. iron, press.
stirari v.t. to stretch out, to iron.
stirata n.f. ironing.
stissu pron., adj. oneself; same, usual.
stizza n.f. a drop of any liquid, a rain drop.
stizza n.f. acrimony, spite, rancor
stizzana n.f. a dripping.
stizzera n.f. a leak, a drip.
stoccu n.m. rapier, switchblade cane. Also: stu˛ccu.
stola n.f. stole.
stolu n.m. multitude, crowd.
stomacu n.m. stomach.
stortu adj. crooked, twisted.
straccari v.t. tire, exhaust, drain.
straggi n.f. massacre, carnage. Also: strÓggiu.
strami n.m. fodder, bedding straw, litter.
strammari v.t. disorder, waste, destroy, alter, upset, deviate.
stranýa adv. far away place, foreign land, unknown and hostile place,
straniu adj. foreigner, stranger, new, unknown.
stranu adj. new, unusual, strange, coarse, rude.
stranutari v.i. sneeze.
strapagari v.t. overpay.
strapŔrdiri v.i. lose heavily.
strapuntinu n.m. folding seat.
strascinari v.t. drag, mutter, scrape a living, finish off, fig. induce.
strasiccu adj. very dry.
strata n.f. street, road, fig. headway.
stravisari v.t. distort, alter, scar, waste, break, mistreat.
strazzari v.t. tear, rip, lacerate, rend.
strazzatu adj. torn, tattered.
strazzu n.m. tatter, fig. the weak.
stricari v.t. rub, clean, brush, ill-treat, mistreat.
stricarisi v.t.refl. rub oneself against something.
stricata n.f. scraped, rubbed, scrubbed, weekly laundry, beating.
strigghia n.f. currycomb.
strigghiari v.t. curry a horse with a currycomb.
strillu partOfSpeech. scream, shriek, cry. squeal.
strinciri v.t. squeeze, embrace, restrict, press, squeeze, tighten.
strippa adj. sterile animal, joc. sterile woman.
strippari v.i. spay female animals.
strittu adj. narrow, intrinsic, secret, reserved, precise.
strizzari v.t. comb out a braid.
str¨diri v.t. waste, consume, spite.
'struýri v.t. teach, instruct, educate.
strumentu n.m. instrument, tool, fig. vehicle, leg. deed, document.
strunzu n.m. turd, stool, feces,
struppiari v.t. harm, provoke pain, wound.
struppiÓtu adj. hurt, wounded, crippled.
stuccari v.t. bend, break, dislocate, sprain, fig. persuade.
studiari v.t. study.
stuffari v.t. bore, annoy, weary.
stujari v.t. clean, wipe, scrub, absorb.
stultu adj. fool, simpleton.
stuppa n.f. Course or waste flax prepared for spinning, tow, oakum.
sturcýu v.t. past p. twisted.
sturneddu n.m.zool. common starling, lat. Sturnus vulgaris.
sturtigghjari v.t. twist, wrench, sprain.
stuzzicari v.t. poke, prod.
suavi adj. agreeable, pleasing.
s¨bbitu adj. sudden, hasty.
sucari v.t. Suck, suckle, nurse.
succediri v.i. happen.
sucu n.m. juice, gravy, sip; essence.
suda v.i. . Sweat, perspire.
sudari v.i. sweat, perspire.
sudata n.f. sweat.
sudditu n.m. subject, pawn.
sudisfari v.t. satisfy; pay. Also: soddisfari, sodisfari.
sudisfazzioni n.f. satisfaction. Also: soddisfazioni, sodisfazzioni, sodispazzioni.
suffriri v.t. and v.i. To bear, to endure, to suffer.
suggizioni n.f. subjection, uneasiness, apprehension.
sulari v.t. resole shoes.
sularu n.m. floor, attic, loft.
suli n.m. sun.
suliri v.i. be usual, be normal.
sulitÓ n.f. solitude.
sulitariu n.m. a sparrow of this name.
sullazzu n.m. pleasure, enjoyment, amusement.
sullevu n.m. comfort, lift up, relief, consolation.
sullicitu adj. solicitous, diligent.
sullicitutini n.f. solicitude, concern, promptness, haste. Also: sullicitudini.
sullinnitati n.f. solemnity. Also: sullinnitÓ.
sulu adj. alone, without equal, singly.
suli a liuni idiom. dog days, summer heat.
sumeri n.m. donkey, jackass, dunce.
sumireddu n.m. donkey, dim of sumeri.
sunari v.t. ring, play, sound.
sunnu v.i. are.
suo pos.pro. his, hers. soi or so' are plural forms.
superbia n.f. pride, arrogance.
superbu adj. proud, arrogant, haughty.
superchiu n.m. excessive; adv. too much, enough.
supirari v.t. overcome, surpass, outlast.
suppa n.f. soup; bread dipped in wine. Also: pappa.
suppliri v.t. compensate, substitute.
supplizziu n.m. pain, suffering, torture, torment, trouble.
suppriri v.t. economically assist.
suppriziu n.m. pain, agony, suffering.
suppurtari v.t. tolerate, endure, go through, support, bankroll.
supra prep. on top of, on, upon.
supracarta n.f. envelope address, envelope, paperweight.
suprafari v.t. prevail, win, overwhelm.
supraiuri n.m. father superior of the monastery. Also: suprajuri.
supraniari v.t. overcome, win, take advantage, dominate.
supranu adj. on top.
surci n.m. mouse, mice.
surcignu adj. mousy.
surcu n.m furrow.
surdatu n.m. soldier. Also: suldatu.
surdu adj. and n.m. deaf.
surella n.f. sister. Also: soru, sorella.
surgiri v.i. rise, get up, issue, spring, flow.
sur´ari v.i. filter, seep.
surra n.f. tuna belly, fish belly.
surruscu n.m. lightning, far away flashes, lightning strikes, effect and smell of lightning strike, pl. clouds.
sursu n.m. sip, drink.
susiri v.t. refl. . get up.
suspettu n.m. doubt, distrust.
suspirari v.i. sigh, desire ardently, regret the loss.
sustanza n.f. substance, property, wealth, riches.
sustu n.m. nuisance, annoyance.
susu adv. above, on the top floor, on the highest part.
sutta prep. under.
suttana n.f. skirt; cassock.
suttili adj thin, subtle, crisp, keen, sharp, delicate.
suttirrari v.t. bury, inter, oppress, degrade.
s¨varu n.m. cork oak, lat. quercus suber.
suverchiu adj. excessive, superfluous, too much.
suvvŔniri v.t. refl. v.i. help; revive; recall, remember.
svacantari v.t. empty. Also: sbacantari.
svaniri v.i. disappear.
svinciÓrisi refl. take revenge.
tabbacchera n.f. snuffbox, very small house, spinning top, female genitals, sweet and flavorful flat fish.
tabbaccu n.m. tobacco
tabbanu n.m. robe, cloak, mantle, fig. judge. Also: tabbarru.
tabbutu n.m. coffin.
tabirnaculu n.m. tabernacle.
tacca n.f. stain, soil, spot, blemish.
tacchiari v.t. soil, stain, mar, dirty.
taccia n.f. thumbtack.
tacciÓri v.t. blame, condemn, accuse, denounce, fault.
taciri v.i. be silent, to not speak.
taddarita n.f. agitated, bat, cloak.
tadduni n.m. stalk, dried up vine. Also: taruni.
tafanÓriu n.f. joc. backside, bottom, behind.
tagghiari v.t. cut, trim, prune.
tagghieri n.m. cutting board, small plate.
tÓju n.m. mud, adobe, mortar; fig. wife. Also: tÓiu.
talentu n.m. aptitude, gift, talent.
tali adj. like, similar.
tali pron. such, as, like.
tali quali adj. exactly the same as.
taliari v.t. look, watch, admire.
tampi neg. particle. nothing.
tammureddu n.m. tambourine.
tammurinaru n.m. drummer.
tammurinu n.m. drum, tambourine.
tammuru n.m. drum.
tana n.f. burrow, cave, den, pit, nest.
tannu adv. then, at that time.
tannura n.f. fire pit, outdoor oven, basic clay oven, outdoor rustic stone pit.
tantu adj. many, much, great, much more.
tantu quantu adv. a little bit.
tappareddu n.m. dry branch, chip, firewood.
tarÓntula n.f. spider.
tardari v.i. hesitate, linger, postpone, defer, delay.
tardiu adj. late seeded, late maturing. Also: tardivu, tardiolu.
tardu adv. late.
tarý n.m. old silver coin worth about 10 cents. Also: tariolu.
tariolu n.m. Old time silver coin. Also: tari.
tartuca n.f. turtle, tortoise, terrapin.
tassu n.m. euphorbia, poionous plant.
tastari v.t. taste, sample, savor.
tastu n.m. mus. key, ivory.
Taurmina place name Taormina.
tata n.m. daddy, father.
tÓuru n.m. bull.
taverna n.f. tavern, inn, eating house.
tavirnaru n.m. barkeep, innkeeper, a tavern regular.
tÓvula n.f. plank, dining table.
tavulinu n.m. little table used for study, games, and work.
tazza n.f. cup, tray, wedding ring.
excl. Take it!
tŔmpira n.f. hardening, temper; autumn rains; temple.
tempu n.m. time, season.
tempura n.f. Ember Days
teni v.t. . keeps, holds.
tŔniri v.t. hold, keep, grasp, detain, possess.
tŔnniru adj. tender, supple.
tentari v.t. try, test, tempt.
ternu n.m. three number combination.
terra n.f. earth, soil, ground, country, land.
terra terra prep., adv. close to the ground, lower status, poor state, everywhere.
terzu n.m. third.
terzu adj. third.
tessiri v.t. weave, intertwine, met. compose, assemble.
testa n.f. head, intellect, good sense.
testamentu n.m. will, testament.
tettu n.m. roof, ceiling.
ticchiÓra n.f. wild fig.
tigna n.f. baldness, bald patch, ringworm, anxiety, pimple.
tignusu adj. bald, mangy, ringwormy, small change, wretched, lackey, bungler, stingy, irascible.
tigri n.f. tiger.
tila n.f. cloth.
tilaru n.m. loom, frame for a canvas.
timiri v.t. be afraid, fear.
timogna n.f. pile, stack.
timpa n.f. hill, steep slope.
timpesta n.f. storm, tempest.
timpirateddu adj. watered-down, wishy-washy.
timpuluni n.m. slap, smack, backhand, kick. Also: timbuluni, timpiluni, timpuruni, tumbuluni, tumpuluni, tumpuruni.
timpuni n.m., pl. timpuna. sod, clump, farm fields.
timuni n.m. rudder.
timuri n.m. fear, dread, awe, apprehension.
tinciri v.t. color, dye, darken, soil, blemish, defame, defraud, deceive.
tiniri v.t. hold, keep, posess. Also: tŔniri.
tinta n.f. paint, color, dye, tint, shade.
tintu adj. dyed, not good, bad, wicked, naughty, inept, corrupt, putrid.
tintura n.f. dyeing.
tinturia n.f. laziness, sickness, poverty, stinginess.
tinuri n.m. gerund mus. tenor; considering.
tinuta n.f. holding, territory, colony.
tiologu n.m. theologian.
tirannia n.f. tyranny.
tirari v.t. throw, hurl, fling, pull, tug, draw.
tirari v.t. throw, hurl, fling, pull, tug.
tirminata n.f. live hedge; poison that kills in a determined time.
Tirminisi n.m. a Tirmini resident.
tirranu adj. on ground level.
tirrazzanu n.m. summer breeze, villager, field worker, deprecatory term used by seamen for field workers.
tirrenu n.m. terrain, land, soil, ground, area.
tirri tirri adv. quickly, soon.
tirrozzu n.m. poor land, unfertilized, uncultivated.
tirzana adj. intermittent, med. paroxysmal .
tisoru n.m. treasure.
tissitina n.f. weaving.
tistali n.m. bridle.
tistamentu n.m. will, testament, manifestation.
tistardu n.m. obstinate, stubborn.
tistimonýu n.m. testimony, witness.
tistuni adj., n.m. stubborn, blockhead, intelligent.
tistutu adj. big head, foolish, stubborn.
tisu adj. taut, stretched, straight, aware.
tiurýa n.f. theory.
tizzuni n.m. a charred piece of wood, an ember, an Arab.
pron. your, yours.
tocca v.t. . draw near, devolve, rightfully have.
toccu n.m. flock, clapper stroke, portico.
toi adj. pos.pro. your own.
tonaca n.f. tunic, rel. robe, cassock.
torciri v.t. twist, turn, deviate, castrate an animal.
torna n.f. return, turn.
tortu adj. twisted, bent; bad, perverse, sad, dismal.
tortu n.m. injustice, unfairness, injury, harm, damage.
t˛ssicu n.m. toxic, bitter poison.
tostu adj. cheeky, impudent, unruly, stubborn.
tozzu n.m. morsel; hardened; scrap; pebble; smidgen; gift, bribe.
traballari v.i. stagger, totter, wiggle.
tradimentu n.m. treason.
tradiri v.t. betray.
tradituri n.m. traitor.
tradutturi n.m. translator.
traficari v.t. deal, do, act.
tramari v.t weave, weft, fig. intrigue, plot.
tramuntana n.f. North Wind.
tramuntana n.f. North Wind.
tramuntari v.i. set, fig. lose fame or fortune.
tramutari v.t. transfer, transport, move; squeeze grapes a second time, make wine turbid from agitation.
Trapani place name Trapani.
trappisu n.m. trappisu.
trappitu n.m. the olive press.
trascurari v.t. neglect, ignore, omit.
trasiri v.i. enter, interfere, penetrate.
trattari v.t. deal with, negotiate, handle, respect, honor, treat, gratify.
trattu n.m. distance, space, tract.
travagghiari v.t. work.
travagghiatu adj. wrought, labored, troubled.
travagghiaturi n.m. worker.
travagghiu n.m. labor, activity, work.
traversa n.f. crossbeam, ridge, cross street, any other crosswise thing.
travu n.m. beam, girder, lintel.
trazzŔra n.f. trail, path, furrow, track, private road.
trenta adj. thirty.
Tresa n.f. Theresa, Teresa.
tri n.m. adj. three.
Tri Re n.m.pl. Magi, three kings, Epiphany.
triaca n.f. ancient poison snake bite remedy, dregs, mud, fear.
triacali adj. inv. distilled.
tribulazzioni n.f. affliction, tribulation, suffering.
tridici adj. thirteen.
tridicinu n.m. meddler, Paul Pry.
trigghia n.f. mullet.
trimari v.i. shiver, tremble, shake.
trimogna n.f. hopper.
trincianti n.m. carving knife, arch. trenchant.
trintina n.f. thirties.
trippiari v.i. . hop, jump, dance.
trippodu n.m. tripod.
triscari v.i. play joyfully, dance, deceive, fool, devise.
tristizia n.f. evil, bad; sadness, melancholy. Also: tristizza.
tristu adj. unhappy, sad, aching, evil, wicked, corrupt.
triunfu n.m. triumph, ovation, applause, festival.
trivuliari v.i. be troubled, worry.
trivulu n.m. tribulation, trouble, distress, suffering.
trizza n.f. braid, plait, twist.
trizziari v.t. tease, mock.
trizziatu v.t. past p. teased.
troffa n.f. bush, thick clump of foliage. Also: trofa, tr˛ffia, tru˛ffa.
troja n.f. sow.
tronu n.m. thunder; throne; toilet.
troppu adj. too much, too.
trubbŔri n.m. inv. tablecloth.
trubbula v.t. . muddies.
tr¨bbulu adj. muddy, turbid, murky.
trubbulata adj. troubled. Also: tribbulata.
trummetta n.f. trumpet, cornet, trumpeter.
truncari v.t. cut off, dock, cut completely.
truncu n.m. trunk, log, fig. hunk.
truniari v.i. thunder.
trunzu n.m. trunk, torso, core, heart.
truppa n.f. troop of soldiers
truppeddu n.m. shoot on the transverse.
truppicari v.i. stumble, trip.
truscia n.f. bundle.
truvari v.t. to find, detect, discover.
truvatura n.f. treasure, hidden treasure, discovered treasure.
truzzari v.t. bump, butt, clash, collide with.
tuccari v.t. touch, handle, feel.
tulirari v.t. tolerate.
tumazzu n.m. cheese.
tumminýa n.f. spring wheat.
t¨mminu n.m. variable dry measure 10-20 Kg.
t¨nniri v.t. shear.
tunnu n.m. zool. tuna.
tunnu adj. round, circular, spherical.
tuppŔ n.m. hair in a bun.
tuppulýari v.i. knock.
turcu n.m. unbeliever.
turdu n.m. turdus, singing birds, thrush, blackbird, robin.
turmentu n.m. torment, physical pain, harassment, agony.
turnari v.i. return, be back, go back, come back.
turt¨ra n.f. torment, torture
tusari v.t. shear.
tussi n.f. cough.
Tutti Santi n. pl. All Saints' Day. Also: Tutti li Santi.
tuttu adj. all, everything.
tuvagghia n.f. tablecloth, towel.
ubbidienza n.f. obedience.
ubbidiri v.i. obey.
ubbligatu v.t. obliged, constrained.
udiari v.t. hate, abhor, despise.
uffiziu n.m. expected behavior, office, divine office.
ugnu n.m. nail, claw.
uguali adj. inv. equal, identical, uniform.
ugualitÓ n.f. equality.
ultimu adj. last, the end.
umbra n.f. shade, shadow, darkness.
umanu adj. human.
umiliari v.t. make humble, mortify, humiliate, demean.
umiltÓ n.f. humility.
umirtÓ n.f. silence, code of silence.
¨mmira n.f. shadow, shade, darkness.
'un adv. not.
uncinu n.m. hook.
unciri v.t. sprinkle, humidify, lubricate. Also: ¨gnere, ¨ngere.
unicu adj. unique, alone, only one, unmatched.
unistÓ n.f. honesty. Also: onestÓ.
universali adj. inv. universal, general.
unni adv. where. Also: dunni
untari v.t. oil, grease, smear; fig. flatter.
unu n.m. a, one, single.
unza n.f. ounce, old time monetary unit with the second highest value.
u˛ria n.f. wind. Also: b˛ria.
ura n.f. hour.
urdiri v.t. plot, order, arrange.
uriatu adj. an unworked, well fed animal, fig. of a person who likes to eat and not work.
urpi n.f.inv. fox, trickster, sly fox, variety of white grape. Also: vurpi.
urtimu adj. last, final, farthest, utmost, extreme, fig. basic.
urtulanu n.m. green grocer, fruit peddler.
urvicari v.t. inter, bury.
urvizza n.f. blind, blindness.
usanza n.f. custom, habit, traadition.
usari v.i. use, frequent, attend.
uscieri n.m. doorman, bailiff. Also: sceri, usceri.
ustinatu adj. obstinate, stubborn. Also: ostinatu.
usu n.m. common usage.
usura n.f. usury.
usurariu n.m. usurer, loan shark.
utili n.m. benefit, advantage, usefulness, fig. money.
utri n.m. inv. goatskin bag for liquid.
utru n.m. goatskin bag for water or oil
uttazzu n.m. cask, barrel.
uziusu adj. idle, aching, doleful
vacabbunniannu v.i. vagabonding, roaming.
vacabbunnu n.m. vagabond, vagrant, itinerant. Also: vagabunnu.
vacanti n.m. empty.
vacca n.f. cow.
vacci v.i. go.
vaddi n.f. valley
vadduni n.m. riverbed, ravine.
vagabbunniari v.i. to wander, to vagabond.
vagabunnu adj. vagabond. Also: vacabbunnu.
vagnari v.t. wet, moisten, wash.
vagnatu n.m. wet.
vagnu n.m. bathe.
vai v.i. of iri. go.
valanza n.f. scales, balance.
valenti adj. excellent, skillful, talented, valiant.
vali adj. worth, value.
valýa n.f. value.
Valintinu n.m. Valentine.
valiri v.i. value, be worth, cost.
valora n.f. smallpox; ring, clamp, metal tip of a cane.
valuredda n.f. smallpox pimple.
valuri n.m. value, price.
valurusu adj. valorous, courageous, valiant.
vampa n.f. blaze, flash, flame.
vanceliu n.m. gospel.
vanedda n.f. street, alley, blind alley.
vanga n.f. shovel, spade.
vangari v.t. dig.
vanitÓ n.f. vanity.
vannu casa casa idiom misbehave.
vantaggiu n.m. advantage, superiority, lead.
vantari v.t. brag, boast, pride, merit, glory.
vanu adj. Vain, conceited.
vappu n.m. a morose and light-fingered man, a shark, a braggart.
vara n.f. a religious platform; fig. exaltation.
varari v.i. launch a boat; disable, on point of death.
varca n.f. boat, ship, bark.
varcajola adj. f. boat-shaped moon, half moon holding water.
varcocu n.m. apricot tree.
varda n.f. saddle without a pommel.
vardaloru n.m. racehorse, barbary horse.
vardedda n.f. saddle with a pommel.
varduni n.f. pack-saddle.
variari v.t.i., n.f. difference, variation, guise.
variuni n.m. mistake.
varrili n.m. barrel.
Vartulumeu n.m. Bartholomew. Also: VÓrtulu.
varva n.f. beard.
varva di stuppa idiom be deceived, be made a fool of.
varva ciurita idiom grey-speckled beard.
vÓrvasi adj. bearded, aged, skilled, mature, experienced.
varveri n.m. barber. Also: varberi.
varvutu adj. bearded; fig. learned, credible.
vasari v.t. kiss.
vasata n.f. kiss.
vascellu n.m. vessel, ship, warship. Also: vasceddu.
vasciu adj. low, short.
vasinn˛ adv. otherwise.
vassallaggiu n.m. vassalage, servitude, dependence.
vassalu n.m. vassal, subject.
vastasi n.m.inv. porter; manual laborer; pejor. yokel, yahoo.
vastasu n.m. porter.
vastunaca n.f. parsnip.
vastunata n.f. blow, batter, thrash, wallop.
vastuneddu dim. of vastuni. stick.
vastuneri n.m. disciplinarian.
vastuni n.m. stick, staff, baton, club.
vastuniari v.t. thrash, cudgel.
vasu n.m. vessel, vase, jar; kiss.
vattiari v.t. baptize.
vattiri v.t. beat, hit, punch, throb.
Veca n.f. Vega.
vecchi n.m. old people, seniors.
vecchia n.f. old lady, old woman.
vecchiu n.m. old, venerable.
vegna Giugnu grp. come June.
velenu n.m. poison, venom.
vŔncia n.f. vendetta.
vŔniri v.i. come, arrive, reach.
vŔnniri n.m. Friday. Also: vŔnnari, viŔnari.
ventri n.m. n.f. stomach, belly, womb.
ventu n.m. wind.
veritÓ n.f. truth. Also: viritÓ.
vermi n.m. worm.
verru n.m. boar, Satan's mushroom, abusive epithet. Also: bberru, guerru.
versu n.m. verse, manner, way, tact, in the vicinity of.
versu prep. towards, to, about, against, opposite.
vŔrtula n.f. knapsack, load, burden, side, tendency.
vŔrtuli n.pl. saddlebags
veru adj. true.
vespa n.f. wasp.
vespru n.m. vespers, sixth canonical hour.
vesta n.f. dress, suit, garment.
vesti n.f. garment, dress, suit.
vŔstiri v.t. dress.
vŔstiti v.t. dress, dress up, put on clothing.
via n.f. street, road.
viaggiu n.m. voyage, trip, travel, tour.
viaticu n.m. viaticum.
Vicarýa n.f. Vicaria, jail, main prison of the Viceroys.
vicchiaja n.f. old age. Also: vicchiaia.
vicchiareddu n.m. dim. little old man.
vicchizza n.f. old age. Also: vicchiaja,vicchiaia
viccia n.f. carob.
vicenna n.f. fate, chance, change.
vicerrŔ n.m. viceroy.
vicina n.f. neighbor.
vicinanzu n.m. inhabitants, neighborhood, relatives.
vicinatu n.m. coll. vicinity.
vicini n.pl. neighbors.
vicinu adj. near.
vicinu n.m. neighbor.
viddania n.f. rudness, bad manners, unkindness, offense. Also: viddanaria.
viddanu n.m. farmer, peasant, hired hand, rude, ill mannered.
viddicu n.m. umbilical cord, navel.
výdiri v.t. see. Also: vidiri.
Vidua n.f. widow.
vietari v.t. prohibit, impede.
vigghia v.i. awake.
vigghiari v.i. keep awake, stay up, be careful, keep vigil.
vigghjari v.i watch, stay awake.
viggilanti adj. vigilant, watchful, alert. Also: vigilanti.
viggilia n.f. vigil, eve. Also: b>vigilia.
viggiliammucciÓta n.f. hypocrite, liar.
vigna n.f. vineyard.
vila n.f. sail. Also: vela.
vilenu n.m. poison.
vili adj. vile, low, abject, despicable, cowardly.
villiggiari v.i village vacation, village holiday.
Vimmaria n.f. Hail Mary, prayer, bell ringing at sunset, vespers, rapidly, know by memory. Also: avimmaria.
vina n.f. vein, blood vessel.
vinciri v.t. win.
vincituri n.m. victor, winner.
Vinezia Venice.
viniali adj. venial.
vinýri v.i. come, arrive, infiltrate, derive.
vinnicari v.t. vindicate, avenge, revenge, refl. retaliate.
vinnigna n.f. grape harvest.
vinniri v.t. sell.
vinnitta n.f. revenge, vendetta, massacre, carnage.
vintitri adj. twenty-three.
vintottu adj. twenty-eight.
vintu v.t. past p. won.
vintura n.f. luck, chance, risk, destiny.
vinturusu adj. lucky, fortunate, windy.
vintusu adj. windy.
violu n.m. path, lane.
vipara n.f. viper, adder, snake
virdi adj. green, greenery, pale, unripe, sour, fresh, not dried, not mature. Also: viddi.
virga n.f. stick, crop, shepherd's crook, baton.
virgugnari v.i. be_ashamed.
virgugnusu adj. very shy, respectful, unashamed.
viritÓ n.f. truth. Also: viritati.
viritati n.f. truth. Also: viritÓ.
virminusa adj. wormy.
virmýtica adj. wormy, parasitic.
virrina n.f. gimlet, fig. schemer.
virrinedda n.f. small gimlet, fig. schemer.
virrutu adj. angry, furious, aggressive.
virsura n.f. furrow.
virticchiu n.m. spindle ring, bobbin, scamp, trifle.
virt¨ n.f. virtue. Also: virtuti.
virtuusa adj. virtuous.
virtuusamenti adv. virtuously.
viscottu n.m. biscuit, necessity, preparation.
viscusu adj. viscous, sticky, tacky.
viscuvati n.m. bishopric.
viscuvu n.m. bishop.
visitata v.t. past p. visited.
visitu n.m. visit of condolence, black mourning dress.
visitusu adj. mourning, mourner.
vista n.f. sight, view.
vistimentu n.m. vestment.
vistissi v.t. . past subj. dressed.
vistitu n.m. suit.
vistutu adj. dressed, clothed, endowed.
vit vit adv. calling pigeons.
vita n.f. life.
vitedda n.f. young tender lamb, fig. young woman. Also: vitella.
viteddu m. calf, veal, calfskin, seal.
viti n.f. grapevine.
vittoria n.f. victory.
viulentu adj. violent.
viva excl. word of applause, long live!
vivi v.t. drink.
viviri v.t. drink. Also: biviri.
viviri v.i. live.
vivuli n.f. vives.
vizziu n.m. vice, depravity. Also: viziu
vizziusu adj. depraved, iniquitous, gluttonous. Also: viziusu.
vogghia n.f. will, desire, wish, inclination.
voi n.m. ox.
volontÓ n.f. will, intent.
volu n.m. flight.
v˛mmara n.f. plow blade.
vonnu v.t. want.
v˛rrica v.t. buries.
vopi n.f. a bony, edible fish of the perch type.
voscu n.m. forest, woods.
vossia n.m.f you (polite), sir.
vota n.f. turn, time.
votu n.m. rel. offering or promise to God or the saints.
vozza n.f. crop. <
vracali n.m. inv. belt, truss, pants, antiq. triangular fly. /dl>
vrachi n.f. shorts, pants, trousers.
vrancu adj. white
vrazzu n.m. arm.
vriogna n.f. shame, disgrace, insult, honor, good name. Also: vrigogna.
vriugnari v.i. be_ashamed.
vr˛cculu n.m. broccoli.
vrodu n.m. broth, stock.
vrogna n.f. zool. triton, large conical mollusk. Also: brogna.
vruca n.f. bot. tamarisk bush or tree.
vruderi n.m. adulator, flatterer, wheedler, sycophant. Also: vruderu, bbruderi, vrudacchjeri.
vruscata n.f. swidden, stubble-burning.
vucari v.i. row, paddle.
vucca n.f. mouth.
vuccazza n.f.pejor. EngTrans.
vucceri n.m. butcher Also: chianchieri.
vucciria n.f. butcher shop, slaughterhouse.
vuccuni n.m. mouthful, poison pill, small sip, swallow, snack. Also: buccuni.
vuci n.m. voice, speech, word.
vudeddu n.m. intestine, gut, bowel.
vugghiri v.i. boil.
vujaru n.m. cowboy, cowherd.
vulari v.i. fly.
vulinteri adv. willingly.
vuliri v.t. want, will, wish, desire.
vulissi v.t. would.
vulpazza n.f/ pegg. fox.
vulpi n.f. fox.
vuluni n.m. flight, haste, galore, plenty,
vuluntÓ n.f. will, willpower.
vuluntati n.f. will, desire to work.
vunciari v.t. inflate, fill.
vurdeddu n.m. brothel.
vurdunaru n.m. muleskinner. Also: urdinaru.
vurpi n.f. fox.
vurrÓina n.f. borage.
vurricari v.t. bury, cover with ashes.
vurza n.f. purse, pouch, bag.
vurzettu n.m. little purse, change purse.
vurzinu n.m. change purse, schoolbag.
vurzuni n.f. handbag, purse. Also: burzuni.
vuscari v.t. seek. Also: buscari, abbuscari.
vutari v.t. turn, reverse, wind, spool, overturn, pull the door to.
vuttaru n.m. barrel filler.
vutti n.f. cask, barrel.
vutu n.m. vow.
zafarana n.f. bot. saffron.
zagaredda n.f. ribbon, binding.
zangrŔu adj. awkward, inept; fig. yokel.
zanni n.m. charlatan, fraud.
zappa n.f. hoe, mattock.
zappari v.t. hoe.
zappatu adj. hoed.
zappaturi n.m. hoer.
zappudda n.f. hoe.
zappuliari v.t. weed.
zappuliaturi n.m. weeder.
zappuna n.f. countrywomen, farm women, rural women.
zelu n.m. zero.
zeru n.m. zero
ziani n.pl. aunts, uncles.
zicchini pl. small variety of broad bean.
zifareddu n.m. insect, cercopis, cicada sanguinolenta, .
zimmaru n.m. ram, ignoramus.
zimmili n.m. inv. very large saddlebags or boxes.
zingara n.f. gypsy.
Zita n.f. Zita.
zita n.f. fiancÚe, sweetheart, bride.
zitaggiu n.m. engagement, marriage, wedding favors, clothing, jewelry. Also: zittagju.
zitedda n.f. young single woman.
zitu n.m. fiance.
zoccu pron. that which, what.
zoppa n.f. lame.
zoppu n.m. lame.
zorba n.f. sorb apple, loquat, medlar.
z˛riu n.m. boor, oaf, peasant, lout.
zubba n.f. bot. ferula bud.
zubbiu n.m. abyss, chasm.
zucca n.f. lion's tooth.
zuccaru n.m. sugar, sweets, sweetness. Also: balutu, palataru.
zuccu n.m. trunk.
zuccuni n.m. trunk, stem, stalk, log, corncob, core, lout, blockhead, ignoramus.
zuppichiari v.i. limp. Also: zuppiari, zuppichiddiari.
Zuppiddu n.m. lame person; Wednesday, Friday, or more often, Thursday before Mardi Gras.

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