Nicodemo Tranchedini

Il vocabolario italiano-latino
Edizione del primo lessico dal volgare (secolo XV)

A cura di F. Pelle

2001, cm 17 x 24, lxxvi-194 pp.

ISBN: 9788822250414

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The first Italian-Latin dictionary, known to date, work of the diplomat Tranchedini, ‘ducal orator’ employed by Francesco Sforza. The repertory, with general lexical ambitions, enumerates a rich word list and an important Latin section. Into the folds of aulic culture penetrate daily expressions, fruit of an outspoken choice of words, that doesn’t exclude a harsh explicitness. Numerous too are the vulgarisms that can be backdated in some cases by several centuries.