If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Glossary

If on a Winter's Night a Traveler Glossary

Aagd

Found on a foreign atlas from an unknown country; the narrator believes it to be either a river or a lake

barricade

to block off

Cimbria

A rival nation of Cimmeria

Cimbrian

The language that the Cimbrians speak; after World War I, Cimbrians changed many Cimmerian texts to be in Cimbrian.

Cimmerian

A simultaneously modern and dead language. Though a few academics study it, the Cimmerians have disappeared, and there is no native left to speak it.

Department Of Bothno-Ugaric Languages and Literatures

An university office the reader visits to learn more about the Cimmerian language, as well as Ludmilla's romantic history.

girdle

an elastic corset

graphically

to vividly describe

infantry

soldier's marching on foot

The Kudgiwa House

A home which the writer of the novel must leave.

lovemaking

Experiencing intimacy through sex; Calvino puts lovemaking and reading on the same levels of physical pleasure.

Orkko

Capital of Cimmeria

promptly

punctual

ramparts

an embankment

This section is currently locked

Someone from the community is currently working feverishly to complete this section of the study guide. Don’t worry, it shouldn’t be long.