Sicilian-English Dictionary

A-B-C-D

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Filippo, Michael San. "Sicilian-English Dictionary." ThoughtCo, Jan. 27, 2015, thoughtco.com/sicilian-english-dictionary-2011651. Filippo, Michael San. (2015, January 27). Sicilian-English Dictionary. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/sicilian-english-dictionary-2011651 Filippo, Michael San. "Sicilian-English Dictionary." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/sicilian-english-dictionary-2011651 (accessed September 20, 2017).

A

abbrazzari – to embrace
abbunnanzza – abundance
abiti – clothes
accappatoriu – bathrobe
accenniri – to light up
accettari – to accept
acchiappari – to grab
accuminzari – to begin
aceddu – bird
acitu – sour
acitu – vinegar
acula – eagle
addivintari – to become
agghiu – garlic
agustu – August
aieri – yesterday
alagusta – lobster
albergu – hotel
almenu – at least
americanu – American
ammazzari – to kill
ananassu – pineapple
aneddu – ring
annu – year
annuiari – to annoy
antipaticu – nasty
apertu – open
appenniri – to hang
aringa – herring
ariuportu – airport
arvulu – tree
assegnu – check
assulatu – sunny
attentu – careful
attrici – actress
auitu – high
autru – another
aviri – to have
avvucatu – lawyer
azzurru – blue

B

babbu – stupid
baccalaru – dry salted cod
bagagghiu – baggage
bagnu – bath
balena – whale
ballari – to dance
bannera – flag
barcuni – balcony
Baroccu – Baroque
batellu – boat
battiri – to knock
bedda – beautiful
beddu – handsome
beni – well
benvinutu – welcome
biancu – white
bibblioteca – library
biddizza – beauty
bigliettu – ticket
binariu – train platform
birritta – cap
biscottu – biscuit
bisognu – need
bistecca – steak
biunnu – blond
bivanna – drink
biviri – to drink
bona notti – good night
bona sira – good evening
bon giornu – good morning
bonu – good
bracciulettu – bracelet
brazzu – arm
brodu – broth
buggiardu – liar
burru – butter
bursa – handbag
busta – envelope
buttigghia – bottle
buttuni – button

C

caccociuli – artichokes
caffè doppiu – double espresso
caffè macchiatu – coffee with a drop of milk
calendariu – calendar
camiuni – truck
canciari – to change; to exchange
cannolu – sweet ricotta–filled tube
cantu – corner
canusciri – to get to know
cappeddu – hat
cappuccinu – cappuccino
capu – boss, leader
cartellu – road sign
casedda – toolbooth
cattidrali – cathedral
cavaddu – horse
cca – here
cecu – blind
celu – sky
centu – hundred
chianciri – to cry
chiù – more
chiudiri – to close
chiummu – lead
chiuvusu – rainy
ciciri – chickpeas
cipudda – onion
ciriveddu – brain
cocciutu – stubborn
cociri – to cook
cognetturari – to guess
comunqui – however, anyway
cori – heart
coriu – leather
corpu – body
costruiri – to construct
cotidianu – newspaper
cuda – tail
cumeddia – comedy
cuscinu – cousin

D

danaru – money
danniggiari – to injure
dannu – damage
dari – to give
dda – there
debbitu – debt
debbuli – weak
deci – ten
decidiri – to decide
defenniri – to defend
depositu – deposit
desiderari – to desire
destinu – destiny
deviri – to have to
diavulu – devil
diggiriri – to digest
dilicatu – sensitive, delicate
dintista – dentist
direttu – local train
diri – to say, tell
diriggiri – to direct
discursu – speech
disponibbili – available
distanti – distant
Diu – God
divertimentu – pleasure
dollaru – dollar
doppu – afterward
dormiri – to sleep
dubbiu – doubt
duci – sweet
duluri – pain
dumani – tomorrow
dumanna – question
dumannari – to inquire
duminica – Sunday
duru – hard
dutturi – doctor
duviri – to have to
duzzina – dozen

E

eccu – here is / are
eccettu – except
effettivu – effective
eleganti – stylish
eliggiri – to elect
enormi – huge
eredi – heir
esami – exam
esempiu – example
esercitu – army
eserciziu – exercise
esibbizzioni – exhibition
esistiri – to exist
esitari – to hesitate
esoticu – exotic
espressu – express train
essiri – to be
estati – summer
esteri – foreign
ettu – etto (one-tenth of a kilo)

F

fabbricari – to build
facci – face
facili – easy
falliri – to fail
falsu – false
famigghia – family
fari – headlights
fasoli – beans
favuri – favor
fedda – (fetta) slice
felici – happy
fermari – to stop
ferru – iron
fichi – figs
ficu d'India – prickly pear
figatu – liver
figghia – daughter
figghiu – son
fimmina – woman
finiri – to finish
finocchiu – fennel
finu a – up to
fivraru – February
focu – fire
fora – outside
fraguli – strawberries
frasi – sentence
frevi – fever
friddu – cold
frittu – fried
fudda – crowd
fumari – to smoke
fumu – smoke
funci – mushrooms
funnu – bottom
furiusu – furious
furmaggiu – cheese
furnu – oven
furtizza – fortress
furtuna – fortune

G

gabbinettu – office
gaddina – chicken
gambaretti – shrimps
gattu – cat
gelatu – ice cream
gemellu – twin
generusu – generous
genituri – parent
genti – people
ghiaccaia – refrigerator
giardinu – garden
gileccu – vest
gilusu – jealous
girari – to turn
giru – tour
giucattulu – toy
giugnu – June
giurari – to swear
giuvini – young
gradinu – stair
gradu – degree
grammu – gram
granni – large
granturcu – corn
granu – wheat
grassu – fat
gratuitu – free
gravi – serious
grazii – thanks
grazziusu – pretty
gridari – to scream
grossu – big
guadagnu – gain
guardari – to look
guarizzioni – cure
guastari – to spoil
gudiri – to enjoy
guidari – to drive
gula – throat
gustu – flavor

I

idda – she
iddi – they
iddu – he
imparari – to learn
impiegu – employment
imprisa – enterprise
inabbili – unable
incantu – charm
incartari – to wrap
incirari – to wax
inclusu – included
incompetenti – incompetent
incontru – meeting
incruciamentu – intersection
incuntrari – to meet
indetru – back
indirizzu – address
individuu – individual
infernu – hell
ingannu – fraud
inglisi – English
innamuratu – lover
innaru – January
innuccenti – innocent
insazziabbili – insatiable
insettu – insect
insignari – to teach
intendiri – to intend
internu – inside
interrugari – to interrogate
inveci – instead
inventari – to invent
invernu – winter
invitu – invitation
iri – to go
istintu – instinct
istruiri – to instruct
isula – island
isulari – to isolate
iu stissu – myself

J

jinchiri – to fill
jinnaru – January
jiri – to go
jiritu – finger
jiritu du pedi – toe
jisari – to raise
jocu – game
jocu di cauciu – soccer
jornu – day
jucari – to play
jurnata – the whole day

L

lagnusu – lazy
lagu – lake
lanciari – to launch
lapisi – pencil
largu – wide, broad
lassari – to let; leave
latru – thief
latti – milk
lattuca – lettuce
latu – side
lavari – to wash
lavuraturi – worker
lavuri in corsu – work in progress
lazzi di scarpi – shoelaces
leggiri – to read
lentu – slow; slowly
lettu – bed
lezzioni – lesson
libbertà – liberty
libberu – free
libbru – book
ligari – to attach
liggenna – legend
liggitimu – legal
lignu – wood
limonata – lemonade
limuni – lemon
lisciu – smooth
litru – liter
littra – letter
locu – place
lordu – dirty
lu – it
luci – light
lunghizza – length
lungu – long
luntanu – far
lutta – struggle

M

magghia – undershirt
maggiu – May
maggiuranza – majority
magnificu – grand
maistru – master
malancunia – melancholy
malatu – sick
malevulu – malevolent
malu – bad
manu – hand
manzu – beef
maravigghiusu – wonderful
marciu – rotten
mari – sea
marinaru – seaman
marruni – brown
marzu – March
masculu – male
massaggiu – massage
matarazzu – mattress
matri – mother
mbriacu – drunk
mbrugghiuni – crook
menzu – half
mettiri – to put
midicina – medicine
minimu – minimum
minsogna – lie
mirruzzu – cod
misi – month
miu – mine
molu – pier
mortu – dead
moturi – motor
mulinu – mill
muluni – melon
munnu – world
mustrari – to show
mutanni – underwear
muturi – motor

N

nannu – grandfather
nastru – tape
nasu – nose
natali – Christmas
natari – to swim
navi – ship
navigari – to navigate
nazzioni – nation
negari – to deny
negativu – negative
negghia – fog
negozziu – store
nemicu – enemy
nenti – nothing
nesciri – to go out
nessunu – nobody
nfurnari – to bake
nicu – small
niputi – nephew, niece; grandchild
nisciuta – exit
niuri – black
nivi – snow
nnamurarisi – to fall in love
nnomu – name
nordu – north
nostru – our; ours
notti – night
novu – new
nquantu – regarding
nsemuli – together
nsultari – to insult
nsumma – finally
ntantu – meanwhile
nticchiatu – dressed up
nucevuli – harmful
nucidda – hazelnut
nuddu – nobody
nuliggiari – to hire
nutizzia – news
nuvulusu – cloudy

O

obbidiri – to obey
obbligu – duty
occasioni – occasion
occhiali pô suli – sunglasses
occhiata – glance
occhiu – eye
occidenti – west
oceanu – ocean
odiari – to detest
odiu – hatred
offenniri – to insult
officiali – official
offriri – to offer
ogghiu – oil
oliu – oil
olivi – olives
omettiri – to omit
ommini – men
omu – man
onestu – honest
onoratu – honored
opuru – or
orali – oral
orariu – timetable
ordinari – to command
organizzari – to organize
oricchia – ear
origgini – origin
orlu – hem
ornari – to decorate; to adorn
orribbili – horrible
orridu – hideous
oru – gold
ospitali – hospital
ospitu – guest
ossu – bone
otteniri – acquire
ottu – eight
ottubbri – October
ovali – oval

P

pacenza – patience
paci – peace
palazzu – palace
paninu – sandwich, bread roll
panza – belly
paradisu – paradise
paragunari – to compare
parcheggiu – parking
parcu – park
paredda – frying pan
parrari – to talk, speak
partitu – political party
pastu – meal
pazzu – insane
peggiu – worse
periculusu – dangerous
piattu – plate
picciotta – girl
picciottu – boy
picciridda – small girl
picciriddu – small boy
pinna – pen
pinseru – thought
pi piaciri – please
pirdutu – lost
pirsuna – person
pisci – fish
pisedda – pea
pitittu – appetite
pocu – few
pollipu – octopus
pomeriggiu – afternoon
postinu – mailman
pranzu – lunch
pregu – you are welcome
prestu – quickly
pri – for
prigiuni – prison
pumudamuru – tomato
putiri – to be able to

Q

qualchi – some
qualcunu – someone
qualunqui – whatever
quannu – when
quantu – how much
quarchi cosa – something
quarchi vota – sometimes
quasetta – sock
quattru – four
quinnici – fifteen

R

racina – grape
radiaturi – radiator
radici – root
radirsi – to shave oneself
raggia – anger
rapidu – fast, rapid
raru – rare
rassimigghiari – to resemble
reali – royal
regulari – regular
resistiri – to resist
ricanusciri – to acknowledge
riccu – rich
ricivirito – receive
ridiri – to laugh
rifiutari – to refuse
rigalu – gift
riggidu – rigid
riggina – queen
rilogiu – clock
ripetiri – to repeat
ripusari – to rest
ripustigghiu – closet
rispettu – respect
rispunniri – to answer, reply
ristituiri – to refund
risu – rice
ritardari – to delay
ritirari – to withdraw
ritrattu – portrait
riturnari – to return
robbustu – robust
rologeria – watchmaker
romanzu – novel
rosariu – rosary
rotunnu – round
rozzu – boorish
rubbari – to steal
russu – red
ruttu – broken

S

sabbatu – Saturday
sacrifizziu – sacrifice
sacru – sacred
saldu – sale
sangu – blood
sanu – healthy
sapiri – to know
sapuri – taste
sartu – tailor
sarvaggiu – wild
sarvari – to save
sbrigarisi – to hurry
scandatu – afraid
scannalu – scandal
scanusciutu – stranger
scarsu – scarce
scatula – box
sceccu – donkey
scinniri – to get off, step down
scioccu – stupid
scuperta – discovery
scupiri – to discover
scuraggiutu – discouraged
scuru – dark
sempri – always
severu – severe
sfari – to undo
sicilianu – Sicilian
significari – to mean
simana – week
sinnacu – mayor
sira – evening
sissanta – sixty
sonnu – dream
sordi – money
soru – sister
spagu – string
stidda – star
surdatu – soldier
suttasupra – upside-down

T

tacchinu – turkey
tagghiari – to cut
tali – such
taliari – to look at
tappitu – rug
tarantula – spider
tartuca – turtle
tauru – bull
tavula – table
telefunu – telephone
televisioni – television
temperatura – temperature
tempu – weather; time
teniri – to hold
terribbili – terrible
terzu – third
ti – yourself
tiatru – theater
timidu – timid
timpesta – storm
tingiuti – dyed
tipu – type
tisoru – treasure
torcicoddu – stiff neck
tradizzioni – tradition
traghettu – ferry
tranquillu – tranquil
trasiri – to enter
tratturia – small restaurant
travagghiari – to work
travirsari – to cross
trenu – train
tri – three
tridici – thirteen
trumma – trumpet
truvari – to find
tu – you
tunnu – tuna
turnari – to turn
tuvagghia di bagnu – beach towel

U

u – the, it
uguali – equal
ultimu – last
u massimu – most
u megghiu – best
unna – where
unnici – eleven
unu – someone
ura – hour
uragunu – hurricane
urlari – to shout
urtu – shock
usari – to use
utili – useful

V

vagnatu – wet
vaguni – wagon
valuri – value
vanu – vain
varcocu – apricot
vasari – to kiss
vasciu – low
vasu – kiss
verbu – verb
verificari – to verify
veru – true
viaggiari – to travel
viaggiu – travel
viaggiu di nozzi – honeymoon
vicinu – near
vidiri – to see
vidua – widow
vigliaccu – coward
villaggiu – village
villutu – velvet
vinciri – to win
vinniri – to sell
vinnitta – vengeance
vintusu – windy
vinti – twenty
vinu – wine
virdura – vegetable
virgogna – shame
vistitu – costume; suit
vistu – visa
viteddu – veal
viulinu – violin
vivu – alive
vizziu – vice
volu – flight
voscu – forest
vrazzu – arm
vugghienti – hot
vugghiri – to boil
vuscari – to earn

Z

zainu – backpack
zibbibbu – Sicilian grape
ziu – uncle
zoppu – lame
zuccaru – sugar