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See also: Rocca


Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language, or possibly from Medieval Latin rocca, from Vulgar Latin *rocca, of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic. Compare also French roche, Spanish roca. Alternatively from an alteration of roccia based on its plural, rocce.


rocca f (plural rocche)

  1. fortress, stronghold
  2. rock
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the older form rocca, from Gothic rukka from Proto-Germanic *rukkô, compare Old High German rocko.

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rocca f (plural rocche)

  1. distaff (a staff with flax fibres tied loosely to it)