rocca

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Italian[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

rocca f (plural rocche)

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

From the older form rocca, from Gothic rukka, 𐍂𐌿𐌺𐌺𐌰 (rukka), from Proto-Germanic *rukkô, compare Old High German rocko.[1]

Noun[edit]

rocca f (plural rocche)

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallory, J. P.; Adams, D. Q., editors (1997) Encyclopedia of Indo-European culture, London, Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, page 110