How long are the words of the Italian language? If you ask an Italian what is the longest word in the dictionary, his answer will almost certainly be precipitevolissimevolmente.
The term was introduced by Francesco Monetiwho during the seventeenth century wrote the curiously titled Cortona Convertita.
Although this is an odd case, since it does not respect grammatical conventions, our precipitevolissimevolmente Precipitevolissimevolmente - Silvana Sevà - Precipitevolissimevolmente to the family of superlatives. In this case the superlative at the centre of our discussion, should have definitely been written precipitevolissimamente since it stems from the feminine adjective precipitevolissima. Francesco Moneti The linguistic father of this word, Francesco Moneti aimed at creating a term that was an hendecasyllable.
In fact, the correct form would not have had the required number of syllables for his intent. A lot of time has gone by since Moneti introduced this kilometric word and, in fact, today the Pink Fairies* - What A Bunch Of Sweeties term in the Italian dictionary has instead become a neologism, psiconeuroendocrinoimmunologia, with its thirty letters and thirteen syllables.
Once again, in the field of medical terminology, esofagodermatodigiunoplasticawith its twenty-nine letters is one of the longest words in the Italian language. It concerns a surgery involving the digestive system and that pertains to the field of plastic surgery.
Another curiosity comes from the family of compound wordsof which the longest would be a term in geometry, i. Try to pronounce one after the other! Supercalifragilisticexpiralidocious is the original expression from which originates the Italian translation: it is a song written by Richard M. Therefore the overall meaning would be: atoning for educability through delicate beauty. In that famous film, winner of five Oscars, including one for best song and soundtrack, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is a kind of a magic formula to be used in the most absurd and difficult situations.
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