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I'm writing a project whose name nicely acronyms to "ecci". Google translate says "ecci" is Italian for "energized", but there's no example available. Additionally, I've found eccì means achoo :)

Is the translation correct and appropriate? Does this word work out of context, i. e. as a standalone term? Can someone give a couple of usage examples if its correct?

  • That's not an Italian word. Can you provide the context where you found it? – Angelo Alvisi Feb 2 '15 at 13:10
  • @AngeloAlvisi: I seem to understand that the OP never actually found this word anywhere: he came up with it as an acronym, and then looked it up in Google Translate to see if it meant something in some language. – DaG Feb 2 '15 at 13:47
  • Wops, I read it from my phone. My bad, I missed that. – Angelo Alvisi Feb 2 '15 at 13:57
  • I agree with @laika that google translate is wrong, so therefore sneeze would be the correct translation of ecci. – Tia27 Feb 5 '15 at 3:18
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Google Translate is wrong in this case, probably is associating "ecci" to "eccitato", which means "excited" or "energized".

"Eccì" can be recognized as a sneeze onomatopea, but I think "etciù" is more common.

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    L'uso onomatopeico è riportato dal vocabolario Treccani. – Charo Feb 2 '15 at 14:31
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    @IgorR: You can find here an example of this onomatopeic use: un fragoroso eccì, which means a thunderous sneeze. – Charo Feb 2 '15 at 15:06

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