ratto

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Ratto

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, possibly from Russian рад (rad, glad)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑtːo/, [ˈrɑt̪ːo̞]
  • Rhymes: -ɑtːo
  • Syllabification: rat‧to

Noun[edit]

ratto

  1. pleasure, fun, enjoyment, amusement

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ratto (Kotus type 1/valo, tt-t gradation)
nominative ratto ratot
genitive raton rattojen
partitive rattoa rattoja
illative rattoon rattoihin
singular plural
nominative ratto ratot
accusative nom. ratto ratot
gen. raton
genitive raton rattojen
partitive rattoa rattoja
inessive ratossa ratoissa
elative ratosta ratoista
illative rattoon rattoihin
adessive ratolla ratoilla
ablative ratolta ratoilta
allative ratolle ratoille
essive rattona rattoina
translative ratoksi ratoiksi
instructive ratoin
abessive ratotta ratoitta
comitative rattoineen
Possessive forms of ratto (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person rattoni rattomme
2nd person rattosi rattonne
3rd person rattonsa

Anagrams[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratto (plural rattos)

  1. rat

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrat.to/
  • Rhymes: -atto
  • Hyphenation: rat‧to

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin rapidus (quick). Doublet of rapido.

Adjective[edit]

ratto (feminine ratta, masculine plural ratti, feminine plural ratte)

  1. (obsolete) quick, swift, rapid
    Synonyms: celere, rapido, scattante, veloce
    Antonym: lento
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto XVIII, lines 103–105, page 271:
      «Ratto, ratto, che 'l tempo non si perda ¶ per poco amor» gridavan li altri appresso, ¶ «che studio di ben far grazia rinverda».
      "Quick, quick, so that the time may not be lost by little love!" forthwith the others cried, "for ardour in well-doing freshens grace."
  2. (obsolete) steep, downward, brant
    Synonyms: (literary) acclive, (literary) precipite, ripido, scosceso
    Antonyms: pianeggiante, piano, piatto
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto XII, lines 106–108, page 184:
      [] così s'allenta la ripa che cade ¶ quivi ben ratta da l'altro girone; ¶ ma quinci e quindi l'alta pietra rade.
      e'en thus attempered is the bank which falls sheer downward from the second circle there; but on this side and that the high rock graze.
Related terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ratto (obsolete)

  1. quickly, swiftly
    Synonyms: celermente, rapidamente, velocemente
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto V, lines 103–105, page 80:
      Amor, ch'al cor gentil ratto s'apprende, ¶ prese costui de la bella persona ¶ che mi fu tolta; e 'l modo ancor m'offende.
      Love, that swiftly clings on to the gentle heart, seized this man for the beautiful person that was taken from me, and the mode still offends me.
  2. (followed by che) as soon as
    Synonym: appena
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto II, lines 109–111, page 29:
      Ma quell'anime, ch'eran lasse e nude, ¶ cangiar colore e dibattero i denti, ¶ ratto che 'nteser le parole crude.
      But those souls, who were weary and naked, changed their colour and gnashed their teeth together, as soon as they heard the cruel words.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin raptus.

Adjective[edit]

ratto (feminine ratta, masculine plural ratti, feminine plural ratte)

  1. (archaic) having been abducted or kidnapped

Noun[edit]

ratto m (plural ratti)

  1. (literary, specifically referring to classical antiquity) abduction
    • 2007, Andrea Celestino Montanaro, Ruvo di Puglia e il suo territorio: le necropoli : i corredi funerari tra la documentazione del XIX secolo e gli scavi moderni, L'Erma di Bretschneider (1st ed.), →ISBN, page 60.
      (...) di una grande loutrophoros decorata con scene di amazzonomachia e scene di ispirazione dionisiaca, di una lekythos con Eracle nel giardino dell Esperidi e di una situla con la raffigurazione dell'uccisione di Reso e il ratto dei suoi cavalli, mentre degli altri vasi viene data una descrizione sommaria.
      (...) of a large loutrophoros depicting scenes of amazonomachia and scenes of dionysiac inspiration, of a lekythos depicting Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides and of a situla with a representation of Rhesus' murder and the abduction of his horses, while the other ones are only summarily described.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Nowadays the word ratto, when related to a kidnapping, is only used regarding the abduction of helpless female figures in classical literature (the most common one is il ratto delle Sabine, The Rape of the Sabine Women); otherwise it sounds rather antique, if not weird, to a native speaker. For a common, neutral term for kidnapping, see rapimento.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Vulgar Latin rattus (rat), from Proto-Germanic *rattaz.

Noun[edit]

ratto m (plural ratti)

  1. rat
    • 2016, Andrea Giardina, Giovanni Sabbatucci & Vittorio Vidotto, Storia più: Società Economia Tecnologia, vol. 1 Dal Mille al Seicento, Laterza, →ISBN.
      Prima di essere una malattia degli uomini la peste è una malattia dei ratti.
      The plague is an illness of rats first, and an illness of men second.
  2. ratton
Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

rattō

  1. dative singular of rattus
  2. ablative singular of rattus

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

ratto m (plural rattos, feminine ratta, feminine plural rattas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of rato