lacca

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English lecture.

Noun[edit]

laccā̀ f (plural laccōcī, possessed form laccàr̃)

  1. lecture

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin lacca, of Indian origin via Arabic.

Noun[edit]

lacca f (plural lacche)

  1. varnish, lacquer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin laccum (ditch, pond), from Old High German lahhā, lacha from Proto-Germanic *lakō.

Noun[edit]

lacca f (plural lacche)

  1. (archaic) hole, pit
    • Dante, Commedia Inferno.VII.16-18
      Così scendemmo ne la quarta lacca/pigliando più de la dolente ripa/ che 'l mal dell'universo tutto insacca.
      Then we passed downward to the fourth pit/Making distance from the dismal bank/Swallowing all the world's evil in it.

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

lacca

  1. third-person singular present indicative of laccare
  2. second-person singular imperative of laccare

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *Hlak-, *lēk- (leg; the main muscle of the arm or leg). Compare English leg and Latin lacertus (upper arm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lacca f (genitive laccae); first declension

  1. A swelling on the shinbone of cattle
  2. An unknown kind of plant

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lacca laccae
genitive laccae laccārum
dative laccae laccīs
accusative laccam laccās
ablative laccā laccīs
vocative lacca laccae

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