pazzo

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps a Lombardic or Carolingian era borrowing from Old High German barrezzen (to hate) or maybe from French page (page, serving boy), probably via Neapolitan pazzë (compare French adage “être effronté comme un page”). Alternatively from Latin patiēns (suffering)[1].

Adjective[edit]

pazzo (feminine singular pazza, masculine plural pazzi, feminine plural pazze)

  1. crazy, insane
    Synonym: matto

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

pazzo m (plural pazzi, feminine pazza)

  1. madman
    Synonym: matto
    • 1973, “Alice”, in Alice no lo sa, performed by Francesco De Gregori:
      "Ma io non ci sto più e i pazzi siete voi" / Tutti pensarono dietro ai cappelli

References[edit]

  1. ^ pazzo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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