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Etymology

Existing in English since the seventeenth century[1]; from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] scintilla, “sparkling speck, atom”.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
scintilla

Plural
scintillae

scintilla (scintillae)
  1. A small spark or flash.
  2. A small or trace amount.

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]

Italian

Noun

scintilla f. (plural scintille)

  1. spark

Verb

scintilla

  1. third person singular present tense of scintillare
  2. second person singular imperative of scintillare

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