deesi

English translation: one must

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Italian term or phrase:deesi
English translation:one must
Entered by: Audra deFalco (X)

18:37 Jan 7, 2015
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Agriculture
Italian term or phrase: deesi
"Ancora farai ben cuocere l'agresto tanto che scemi una debita porzione, e faccia un poco di corpo come una pasta; deesi prima salare, e accanto 'adoperi in pezzi come altrui vuole. Ancora l'agresto che si conserva secco si fa così: tolgasi l'uva agrissima e acerbissima, pestala bene e spremila, e fa' bollire quella colatura tanto che 'assodi; dipoi ponlo in su gli asserelli a seccare al Sole, e riponlo a tutti gli usi in vaso di terra cotta invetriato. Altri mettono a indurire l'agresto spremuto al Sole caldo, poi ne fan confaccette, e serbanlo a quel modo in lato asciutto, e l'uno e l'altro in pestandosi e spremendosi, si dee insalare a discrezione".

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This is a passage written hundreds of years ago describing the ancient ritual of preparing verjuice, a condiment made from sour grapes that was highly prized during the Middle Ages. Deesi seems to be an older form of a verb, the meaning of which I can't glean from this context. Thanks!
Audra deFalco (X)
United States
Local time: 05:46
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Explanation:
It is an archaic form of "devesi." See, for example this page form a book by Giuseppe Antonio Alberti (18th century): https://books.google.ca/books?id=XiEOly_meU4C&pg=PA121&lpg=P...
It is telling you to add salt first.
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Marco Solinas
Local time: 02:46
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Explanation:
It is an archaic form of "devesi." See, for example this page form a book by Giuseppe Antonio Alberti (18th century): https://books.google.ca/books?id=XiEOly_meU4C&pg=PA121&lpg=P...
It is telling you to add salt first.

Marco Solinas
Local time: 02:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
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