I have set myself the challenge of translating ‘Storia di una Capinera’ by Giovanni Verga into English at the rate of a word a day.
The next new word in the text is ‘malaticcia’.
My dictionary gives this as:
malaticcia (agg f) = sickly
malaticcia is the feminine form of the adjective malaticcio
Here is an example:
una donna delicata e malaticcia = A delicate and sickly woman
The story so far
Storia di una capinera
Avevo visto una povera capinera chiusa in gabbia: era timide, triste, malaticcia
Story of a blackcap
I had seen a poor blackcap locked in a cage: it was timid, sad, sickly
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