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[kuun-toh](pluralcunti )

A Neapolitan dialect word for a tale or short story (in Italian, novella), as in the title of Giambattista Basile's Lo cunto de li cunti (1634–6), an important early collection of fairy tales and other folktales within a frame narrative, more widely known as the Pentamerone and translated into Italian in 1747.

Subjects: Literature.


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