risciò

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Etymology[edit]

From a phonetic adaptation of English rickshaw, from Japanese 力車 (りきしゃ, rikisha), an abbreviation of 人力車 (じんりきしゃ, jinrikisha, literally vehicle pulled by a person's power), from Middle Chinese (nyin, person) + (lik, strength, power) + (tsyhæ, cart, vehicle).

una vecchia foto raffigurante due risciò giapponesi
an old photo representing two Japanese rickshaws
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risciò m (invariable)

  1. rickshaw, jinriksha

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  1. ^ the second pronunciation, though very common, is incorrect.