hail

Lemma

hail

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Frozen rain drops which fall as hard balls of ice. 1

Nota

Frozen rain drops or ice bodies built up by accretion, typically falling in thunderstorms. To the normal ill effects of heavy summer rainfall is added direct physical damage to the vines and fruit. That to the vines ranges from ripping and stripping of the leaves to bruising and breaking of the young stems: effects which can carry over to the following season or even much longer. Damage to young bunches reduces the crop, although compensatory growth of the remaining berries may minimize the effects on final yield if damage is limited, and the remainder of the season is kind. Hail damage while the berries are ripening, on the other hand, is invariably a disaster. […] 3

Contesto

Hail damage to grapevines can range from occasional tears in leaf blades to defoliation. 2

Trascrizione fonetica

/heІl/ 1

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

"frozen rain", Old English hægl, hagol (Mercian hegel)
“hail, hailstorm”, also the name of the rune for H, from West Germanic *haglaz (cf. Old Frisian heil, Old Saxon, Old High German hagal, Old Norse hagl, German Hagel “hail”), probably from PIE *kaghlo- “pebble” (cf. Greek kakhlex “round pebble”) 4

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Tue Mar 5 15:45:14 2013
Autore

Francesca Biscazzo

Fonti

1 : 1. Dictionary of Contemporary English, Barcelona, Longman Group, 1995, third edition, p. 633

4 : «raquo;, Online Etymology Dictionary, 02/02/2013 ,

2 : «raquo;, grapes.msu.edu, 02/02/2013,

3 : 3. Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 479

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