The Italian word for wreath or garland is ghirlanda. Although its origin is uncertain, it is thought that it might derive from the Provençal word guirlanda.
Ghirlanda is a feminine noun whose plural form is ghirlande.
Lucia sta attaccando una ghirlanda fatta a mano sulla porta.
Lucia is putting a handmade wreath on the door.
Some different kinds of wreaths include:
- una ghirlanda natalizia = a Christmas wreath
- una ghirlanda d’alloro = a laurel wreath
- una ghirlanda di margherite = a daisy chain
- una ghirlanda commemorativa = a memorial wreath
Mi insegni a intrecciare una ghirlanda di fiori?
Can you teach me how to weave a flower garland?
From this word derives the uncommon noun ghirlandaio, which means a person who makes or sell garlands.
There are also the verbs ghirlandare / ghirlandarsi or inghirlandare / inghirlandarsi that mean to decorate with garlands or to wear a garland. They are not very common either.
Heather Broster is a graduate with honours in linguistics from the University of Western Ontario. She is an aspiring polyglot, proficient in English and Italian, as well as Japanese, Welsh, and French to varying degrees of fluency. Originally from Toronto, Heather has resided in various countries, notably Italy for a period of six years. Her primary focus lies in the fields of language acquisition, education, and bilingual instruction.