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09:04 Oct 26, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO] Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / name of a bird
Italian term or phrase:scortiche
pl. it`s the name of a bird possibly. Could be Roman dialect
Explanation: what's the context? scorticare means many things and one presumes that the noun derives from one of these. from corriere della sera online:
v. (scòrtico, scòrtichi)
1 to skin, to flay.
2 (produrre un'escoriazione) to graze, to skin, to scratch.
3 (fig) (estorcere denaro) to fleece.
4 (colloq) (sottoporre a prove severe) to grill.
to graze, to skin, to scratch: mi sono scorticato un ginocchio I grazed my knee.
Paul O'Brien Italy Local time: 09:36 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 34