ammazzare

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Etymology[edit]

Probably from a- +‎ mazza (club, baton) +‎ -are, or alternatively possibly related to Latin mactāre, through a Vulgar Latin root *mactiāre, although this is less likely. Compare Sicilian ammazzari, Spanish mazar, Portuguese maçar, Occitan massar, Romansch mazzar, Venetian masar, Friulian maçâ, Istriot masà. See also archaic Italian mattare.

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ammazzare

  1. to kill, murder
    Synonym: uccidere
    • 1973, “Buonanotte Fratello”, in Alice no lo sa, performed by Francesco De Gregori:
      Tu mi stavi ammazzando, / tu mi stavi ammazzando, con amore.

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