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Italian term or phrase:lothario
English translation:Lothario
Entered by: Brigitte Gendebien
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05:08 Oct 3, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: lothario
Lothario

to describe a Romantic character, probably with literary sources
Simon Rowat
Lothario
Explanation:
Lothario
n. seducer in Rowe's play The Fair Penitent; rake; seducer.
(Source: http://www.lineone.net/dictionaryof/difficultwords/d0007725....

Lothario
(1) the heartless libertine (proverbial as 'the Gay Lothario') in Rowe's The Fair Penitent;
(2) a character in the episode of The Curious Impertinent in Don Quixote;
(3) a character in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister.
(Source: http://w1.xrefer.com/entry/372498)



See also:
http://www.mersinet.co.uk/~harry/Lothario.html
http://www.teal.org/wht/tales/trst2.htm
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/1998/dom/980921/the_starr_...
http://www.thecitizen.com/city/980528/1741931.html
http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/09.18.97/liar1-9738....

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Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 06:16
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Summary of answers provided
nalothario
Catherine Bolton
naLothario (it's the same in English)....Heathcliff
naLothario
Brigitte Gendebien
naLothario or lothario
Laura Gentili
naLothario is the same in English.
Parrot


  

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8 mins
Lothario is the same in English.


Explanation:
Yes, this is literary, although I've forgotten the story. It seems to me associated with a smooth-talker.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 43

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Heathcliff
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8 mins
Lothario or lothario


Explanation:
1. A man amorously attentive to women: amorist, Casanova, Don Juan, gallant, lady's man, Romeo. 2. A man who seduces women: debaucher, Don Juan, seducer.

Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 221

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Heathcliff
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10 mins
Lothario


Explanation:
Lothario
n. seducer in Rowe's play The Fair Penitent; rake; seducer.
(Source: http://www.lineone.net/dictionaryof/difficultwords/d0007725....

Lothario
(1) the heartless libertine (proverbial as 'the Gay Lothario') in Rowe's The Fair Penitent;
(2) a character in the episode of The Curious Impertinent in Don Quixote;
(3) a character in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister.
(Source: http://w1.xrefer.com/entry/372498)



See also:
http://www.mersinet.co.uk/~harry/Lothario.html
http://www.teal.org/wht/tales/trst2.htm
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/1998/dom/980921/the_starr_...
http://www.thecitizen.com/city/980528/1741931.html
http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/09.18.97/liar1-9738....




    Reference: http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/time/1998/09/14/feminist.loth...
    Reference: http://www.bonney.org/antiques/Lothario.html
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 98

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Heathcliff

Peter Cox
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12 mins
Lothario (it's the same in English)....


Explanation:
...from the name of a character in a play, "The Fair Penitent," written in 1703 by Nicholas Rowe. Lothario was quite a libertine; however, one of the lines characterizing him is open to misinterpretation today: "Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?"

Cheers, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 21:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 504
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50 mins
lothario


Explanation:
FYI: Lothario with a capital L is the character from Rowe's play "The Fair Penitent", as the others have already stated. However, according to Webster's Dictionary, it is written as "lothario" (lower case) to indicate a seducer of women in general.



    Webster's New World Dictionary
Catherine Bolton
Local time: 06:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1906
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