frankness

Lemma

frankness

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

[...] a sign of clearly defined aromas, without any disagreeable smells. 1

Nota

Literal translation of the Italian word “franchezza”, which is used extensively to describe the olfactory features of a wine and is mainly used in translations from Italian into English. 2

Contesto

Quality may be broken down into finesse, frankness, pleasantness and typicity, referring to the sensations perceived and their nuances. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

['fræŋkness] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

ND

Abbreviazioni

ND

Etimologia

1550s, from frank (adj.)+ -ness.
Frank: c.1300, "free, liberal, generous," from O.Fr. franc "free (not servile), sincere, genuine, open, gracious; worthy" (12c.), from M.L. Franc "a freeman, a Frank".
-ness: suffix of action, quality or state, attached to an adjective or past participle to form a noun, from O.E. -nes(s), a general West Germanic suffix, cf. M.Du. -nisse, O.H.G. -nissa, Ger. -nis, Goth. -inassus. 5

Etichetta di paese

ND

Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova. Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione interlinguistica

Data della scheda
Tue Nov 1 12:05:39 2011
Autore

Giulia D'Amato rev. Gerbaudo

Fonti

1 : «http://www.theworldwidewine.com/Glossaries/Tasting/tf.php», (23/10/2011)

2 : Editor's note

3 : «http://www.liviofelluga.it/esame_olf_en.html» , (23/10/2011)

4 : Hornby, Albert Sydney Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008, p. 616.

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php», (16/11/2011)

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