ra-

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Italian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a confluence of Latin re- (again) and ad- (towards).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ra-

  1. Used in the formation of verbs with an intensive or iterative sense.
    ra- + ‎freddo (cold, cool) → ‎raffreddare (to cool down)
    ra- + ‎sereno (serene; (of weather) calm) → ‎rasserenare (to calm; (of weather) to clear up)

Usage notes[edit]

  • It always causes gemination of an initial single consonant.

Derived terms[edit]