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Inui

Italian translation: noia, tedio

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English term or phrase:ennui
Italian translation:noia, tedio
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12:16 Nov 11, 2003
English to Italian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Inui
And now we have come up to the second circle and I turned to Virgil and asked: “Master who are those below us, some asleep but all in torment?”. And my guide said: Oh, these are souls”. Condemned to lectures on economics longer than the Inui of the Divine Comedy.

(Adattamento/Manipolazione della D.C. di Dante a scopo dimostrativo in una conferenza)
Langdoc
Italy
Local time: 05:52
noia, tedio
Explanation:
I've never seen the term "Inui" before - could it be a typo for "ennui"?



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Note added at 2003-11-11 12:27:52 (GMT)
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\"Eliot early on and deeply detected within the conditions and dynamics of modern life the agonizing meaninglessness of the genti dolorose, the sorrowful people, in Canto III of Dante\'s Inferno. These are conditions for which by now we have not only a ready recognition but a large vocabulary: alienation, nausea, absurdity, anomie, ennui (which Tolstoy brilliantly defined as \'the desire for desires\'), anxiety, estrangement, weightlessness («everything that is solid melts into the air», as Marx put it), meaninglessness, purposelessness, and nihilism. \"

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/LD/numbers/...
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noia, tedio


Explanation:
I've never seen the term "Inui" before - could it be a typo for "ennui"?



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Note added at 2003-11-11 12:27:52 (GMT)
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\"Eliot early on and deeply detected within the conditions and dynamics of modern life the agonizing meaninglessness of the genti dolorose, the sorrowful people, in Canto III of Dante\'s Inferno. These are conditions for which by now we have not only a ready recognition but a large vocabulary: alienation, nausea, absurdity, anomie, ennui (which Tolstoy brilliantly defined as \'the desire for desires\'), anxiety, estrangement, weightlessness («everything that is solid melts into the air», as Marx put it), meaninglessness, purposelessness, and nihilism. \"

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Italian_Studies/LD/numbers/...

Sarah Ponting
Italy
Local time: 05:52
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