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Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day

Thursday word: campanile

campanile (kam-peh-NEE-lee or kam-peh-NEEL) - n., a bell-tower, especially a freestanding one associated with a church or other public building.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, for example, though usually I think of St. Mark's in Venice -- Wikipedia, of course, has several examples. Borrowed in the 1630s, either directly or via French, from Italian, from campana, bell, + -ile, locative suffix. Italian campana seems to have come (via Late Latin mangling) from Campania, the region around Naples, because its bronze was of high quality in antiquity.

Tags: c, italian, noun

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