braccio

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See also: bracciò

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbrat.t͡ʃo/, [ˈbr̺at.t͡ʃo]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -att͡ʃo
  • Hyphenation: bràc‧cio

Noun[edit]

braccio m (plural braccia f, alternative plural bracci m)

  1. (anatomy) arm
  2. (unit of measure, nautical) fathom
  3. (geography) branch, arm of the sea
  4. (mechanics) arm (of crane etc.)
  5. branch (of candleholder etc.)

Usage notes[edit]

In sense 1 and 2, 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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