la civetta

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la civetta, which means owl.

Of course, Italian wouldn’t be Italian if it did not have several words for the same “meaning” in English — check out our post on the word il gufo.

See the noun used below:

Nella serie TV Twin Peaks, la civetta è un simbolo del male ma nella cultura greca la civetta era simbolo di intelligenza e della dea Atena.

In the series Twin Peaks, the owl is a symbol of evil, but in Greek culture the owl was a symbol of intelligence and the Goddess Athena.