dozzina

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely borrowed from Occitan dotzena, from Old Occitan dotzena, from dotze, from Vulgar Latin *dōdeci, from Latin duodecim.

Displaced earlier dodicina natively derived from dodici, which originates from the same Vulgar Latin source.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dozzina f (plural dozzine)

  1. dozen (twelve or about twelve)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is always used for eggs. For other items it is more usual to use decina.