Giudecca

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian Giudecca, from giudecca (Jewish ghetto), from Medieval Latin iudeca, from Latin iūdaica, feminine form of iūdaicus (Judaic, Jewish), ultimately from Hebrew יְהוּדָה (y'hudá, Judah). Cognate to English Judaic.

Despite the name, there is no evidence of any ancient Jewish settlements on the island.

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Giudecca

  1. A long island in the Venetian Lagoon separated from the main part of the city by a wide canal.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From giudecca (Jewish ghetto), from Medieval Latin iudeca, from Latin iūdaica, feminine form of iūdaicus (Judaic, Jewish), ultimately from Hebrew יְהוּדָה (y'hudá, Judah, Judas).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʒuˈdɛk.ka/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkka
  • Hyphenation: Giu‧dèc‧ca

Proper noun[edit]

la Giudecca f

  1. Giudecca (long island in the Venetian Lagoon)
    Hypernyms: isola, Dorsoduro
  2. (literature) Judecca, a zone in Dante's Inferno reserved to the traitors to masters and benefactors, named after Judas Iscariot.
    Hypernyms: Cocito, inferno