braccio

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See also: bracciò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian braccio. Doublet of brachium.

Noun[edit]

braccio (plural braccia)

  1. An Italian measure of length, varying from half a yard to a yard.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbrat.t͡ʃo/
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  • Rhymes: -attʃo
  • Hyphenation: bràc‧cio

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin brachium, bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn). Compare Sicilian vrazzu.

Noun[edit]

braccio m (plural (in most meanings) braccia f or (in the figurative meanings "branch (of a railway or river), wing (of a building), arm (of a cross, crane, of scales), strait, isthmus") bracci m)

  1. (anatomy) arm
  2. (unit of measure, nautical) fathom
  3. (figuratively) work, effort
  4. (figuratively) power, faculty, authority
  5. (geography) narrow stretch of land or sea, joining larger bodies
    braccio di marestrait (literally, “narrow stretch of sea”)
    braccio di terraisthmus (literally, “narrow stretch of land”)
  6. (mechanics) arm (of a crane, of a cross, of scales, of a candelabra, etc.)
  7. branch (of a river or railway)
  8. wing (of a building)
Usage notes[edit]

In senses 1 through 4, the plural form used is braccia, derived from Latin bracchia, the ancient neuter plural of bracchium. In the remaining senses the plural is derived regularly from the Italian masculine plural ending -i and is thus bracci.

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Verb[edit]

braccio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bracciare

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