rapace

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin rapāx, rapācem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rapace m, f (plural rapaces)

  1. rapacious, predatory
    Le vautour est très rapace.‎ ― The vulture is very rapacious.
  2. (figuratively) rapacious, greedy
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoé, translation by Alexandre Dumas
      Il s’en retourna repu et orgueilleux, pour raconter à ses rapaces compatriotes la richesse et la simplicité de nos nobles Saxons.
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Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

rapace m (plural rapaces)

  1. bird of prey
  2. raptor
    rapace nocturne‎ ― nocturnal raptor

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rapax, rapacem.

Adjective[edit]

rapace m, f (masculine and feminine plural rapaci)

  1. predatory
  2. rapacious, greedy

Noun[edit]

rapace m (plural rapaci)

  1. bird of prey
  2. raptor

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