razza

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Etymology 1[edit]

Of uncertain origin:

  • From Vulgar Latin *radia, from Latin radius.
  • Perhaps from Old French haraz (culture of horses)
  • Of Germanic origin; compare Lombardic raiza, Middle High German reiza
  • Another theory is that the word came from Medieval Latin ratio (the nominative, as opposed to ragione from the accusative rationem, which nonetheless was attested with a similar sense to razza in the late Middle Ages; ratio also came to mean "idea" or "conception of something" in Ecclesiastical Latin), and underwent a change of ending later from an original form *razzo, or else derived ultimately from generatio through apheresis. See also Spanish raza.

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razza f (plural razze)

  1. race, breed
  2. kind, type
  3. family, descent
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin raia.

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razza f (plural razze)

  1. (ichthyology) ray, stingray, skate

Etymology 3[edit]

From Latin radius.

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Noun[edit]

razza f (plural razze)

  1. (colloquial) spoke (of a wheel)