altezza

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Late Latin altitia, from Latin altus (high). Compare Portuguese and Spanish alteza, Catalan altesa. By surface analysis, alto (high) +‎ -ezza.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈtet.t͡sa/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ettsa
  • Hyphenation: al‧téz‧za

Noun[edit]

altezza f (plural altezze)

  1. height, altitude, tallness
    Synonym: altitudine
  2. top, peak, summit
    Synonyms: sommità, cima
    • 1314, Dante Alighieri, “Canto I”, in Inferno[1], lines 52–54; republished as Giorgio Petrocchi, editor, La Commedia secondo l'antica vulgata[2], 2nd revised edition, Florence: Casa Editrice Le Lettere, 1994:
      [] questa mi porse tanto di gravezza ¶ con la paura ch’uscia di sua vista, ¶ ch’io perdei la speranza de l’altezza.
      She brought upon me so much heaviness, with the affright that from her aspect came, that I the hope relinquished of the height.
  3. height, stature
    Synonym: statura
  4. (monarchy) Highness
    sua altezza realehis/her royal highness
  5. (weaving) width

Descendants[edit]

  • French: altesse

Further reading[edit]

  • altezza in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Lombard[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈtɛsa/ (Milanese)

Noun[edit]

altezza f

  1. height