carroccio

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from carro(carriage”, “chariot).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /karˈrɔt.tʃo/, [käˈr̺ːɔt͡ːʃo]
  • Hyphenation: car‧ròc‧cio

Noun[edit]

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carroccio m ‎(plural carrocci)

  1. A large war chariot drawn by oxen
    • 1831, Nicolò Bettoni et al., Biblioteca enciclopedica italiana, volume 15, page 430:
      Erano i carrocci certi carri di quattro ruote, la parte superiore de’ quali era piana e spaziosa, contenente gli stendardi del Comune, i trombetti, ed una campana, []
      The carrocci were certain four-wheeled carts, the upper part of which was flat and spacious, containing the standards of the commune, and trumpets, and a bell, []

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used, capitalised and only in the singular, as the symbol of the Lega Nord

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