carcere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin carcerem, accusative of carcer, from Proto-Italic *karkros, from Proto-Indo-European *kr-kr- (circular), reduplication of *(s)ker- (to turn, bend), in the sense of “enclosure”. Cognate to Old Catalan càrcer/carçre, Spanish cárcel and Portuguese cárcere.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkar.tʃe.re/
  • Hyphenation: càr‧ce‧re

Noun[edit]

carcere m, f (plural carceri f)

  1. (also figuratively) jail, prison
  2. imprisonment

Usage notes[edit]

  • Whereas in the plural the noun cannot be masculine, in the singular its usage as feminine is outdated or literary.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

carcere m

  1. ablative singular of carcer