carnefice

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin carnifex. Compare archaic Portuguese carnífice.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carnefice m (plural carnefici)

  1. executioner
    Synonym: boia
  2. torturer, tormentor, persecutor
    Synonym: torturatore
  3. victimizer, brutal murderer
  4. (games) hangman
    Synonym: boia

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