mazza

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea, from Latin mateola, from a Proto-Indo-European root describing similar tools; see also Old High German medela ‎(plow), Old Church Slavonic мотыка ‎(motyka, mattock), Sanskrit मत्य ‎(matya, club, harrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmat.tsa/
  • Hyphenation: màz‧za

Noun[edit]

mazza f ‎(plural mazze)

  1. club (weapon)
  2. baton
  3. mace (ceremonial weapon)
  4. sledgehammer
  5. maul
  6. mallet
  7. (vulgar) penis

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Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Spanish maza, from Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea, from Latin mateola. Cf. also Italian mazza.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmat.tsa/
  • Hyphenation: màz‧za

Noun[edit]

mazza f (plural mazzi)

  1. club
  2. clod, lump (of clay or earth)

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