razza

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

c. 1300, as masculine razzo, the feminine razza is from the early 14th century. The etymology of this word is uncertain, with a large number of controversially discussed suggestions.

Among the most widely accepted suggestions is the one embraced by Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (1922), but was proposed earlier, among others by L. Spitzer (Z. rom. Philol. t. 53, pp. 300-301), which derives the word from Latin ratiō (the nominative, as opposed to ragione, from the accusative ratiōnem, which nonetheless was attested with a similar sense to razza in the late Middle Ages; ratio also came to mean "idea" or "conception of something" in Ecclesiastical Latin), and underwent a change of gender later from an original form *razzo, or else derived ultimately from generātiō through apheresis.

Other suggestions include, Old High German reiza (line), Ancient Greek ῥίζα (rhíza, root), Arabic رَأْس(raʾs, head) (c.f. Old French haraz (culture of horses)),[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrat.t͡sa/
  • Rhymes: -attsa
  • Hyphenation: ràz‧za

Noun[edit]

razza f (plural razze)

  1. race, breed
  2. kind, type
  3. family, descent
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Alemannic German: Ratze
  • Greek: ράτσα (rátsa)
  • Middle French: race
  • Portuguese: raça
  • Catalan: raça
  • Spanish: raza

Etymology 2[edit]

From a northern Italian evolution of Latin raia. Doublet of raia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrad.d͡za/
  • Rhymes: -addza
  • Hyphenation: ràz‧za

Noun[edit]

razza f (plural razze)

  1. (ichthyology) ray, stingray, skate

Etymology 3[edit]

Variant of razzo, itself a variant of raggio, from Latin radius.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrad.d͡za/
  • Rhymes: -addza
  • Hyphenation: ràz‧za

Noun[edit]

razza f (plural razze)

  1. (colloquial) spoke (of a wheel)

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrad.d͡za/
  • Rhymes: -addza
  • Hyphenation: ràz‧za

Verb[edit]

razza

  1. inflection of razzare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

References[edit]

  1. ^ razza in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • razza in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • razza in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication