Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday: The Italian Edition (#4)


The Wondrous Words Wednesday meme is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion's Weblog. For today, I would like to share the three words I found in my Italian edition of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Here you go, from IL LIBRO DELLA VITA E DELLA MORTE:

Un volume rilegato in pelle del tutto anonimo. Agli occhi di uno storico qualsiasi sarebbe parso identico alle centinaia di altri manoscritti custoditi all’interno della biblioteca Bodleiana di Oxford. Ugualmente antico e consunto. Ma io capii che aveva qualcosa di particolare nel momento stesso in cui lo presi in mano.

In English: The leather-bound volume was nothing remarkable. To an ordinary historian, it would have looked no different from hundreds of other manuscripts in Oxford's Bodleian Library, ancient and worn. But I knew there was something odd about it from the moment I collected it.

1) storicohistorian
2) consuntoworn
3) particolare – odd

How do you like these words? Please share yours too!