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Word Origin and History for della crusca

Della Crusca

1796, from Italian Accademia della Crusca, literally "Academy of the Chaff," "the name of an Academy established at Florence in 1582, mainly with the object of sifting and purifying the Italian language; whence its name, and its emblem, a sieve" [OED].

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  • Your remarks on the della-crusca place of emphasis are just in part.

    Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge