glass

Image of a wine glass
Lemma

glass

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

Small container of various shapes and sizes, mostly of glass or crystal, used for drinking. 1

Nota

Before the development of glass-making enabled the production of glasses (the most common modern wine drinking vessels), a wide variety of drinking vessels were used for wine. […]
The drinking glass can be divided into three parts: the bowl, stem, and foot. […] The bowl can take a variety of shapes, each with a name recognized in the large glass-collecting fraternity. Trumpet, ovoid, bell, and bucket are obvious shapes, […]. 2

Contesto

The matter of wine glasses and how important they can be in the appreciation of all wine, not just fine or expensive bottles, is not a new subject. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

/ɡlɑːs/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

ND

Abbreviazioni

ND

Etimologia

Old English glæs "glass, a glass vessel," from West Germanic *glasam, with derivatives referring to colors and bright materials, a word that is the root of widespread words for gray, blue, green, and yellow. 5

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
Thu Oct 17 16:13:41 2013
Autore

Beatrice Ferro

Fonti

1 : Definition by the compiler based on the following source: http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/glass (15/09/2013);

2 : Robinson J., The Oxford Companion to WINE, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994, p. 342. (15/09/2013);

3 : http://www.thewinedoctor.com/advisory/technicalphenolics.shtml (1/09/2013);

4 : http://www.wordreference.com/definition/glass (15/09/2013);

5 : http://etymonline.com/?term=glass (1/09/2013);

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