difesa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin defensa, from the feminine of Latin defensus, perfect passive participle of defendō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /diˈfe.za/, (traditional) /diˈfe.sa/[1]
  • Rhymes: -eza, (traditional) -esa
  • Hyphenation: di‧fé‧sa

Adjective[edit]

difesa

  1. feminine singular of difeso

Noun[edit]

difesa f (plural difese)

  1. defence
  2. protection, shelter

Antonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

difesa

  1. feminine singular past participle of difendere

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ difesa in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)