Parola del giorno | Word of the day
Today's Parola del Giorno is the noun la canìcola, which means the hottest time of the day or midday heat.
This word has an interesting etymology and is derived from the Latin word for puppy, canicula. The hottest part of the day is typically when the sun passes crosses Sirius major and Sirius minor, hence the dog connection and the heat!
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