Catania

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Catania

  1. Province of Sicily, Italy.
  2. Town and capital of Catania.

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Named by the indigenous peoples of Sicels; from the Sicilian word katane, meaning "grater, flaying knife, skinning place" or a "crude tool apt to pare."[1] The name was adopted by Greek settlers, survived Hellenization and passed into Roman rule.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Catania f

  1. Catania (province)
  2. Catania (town)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Various authors (1987), Enciclopedia di Catania, Tringale

Sicilian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Catania f

  1. Catania