roccia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French roche, from Vulgar Latin *rocca, of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic. Compare also rocca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɔt.t͡ʃa/, [ˈr̺ɔtt͡ʃä]
  • Rhymes: -ɔttʃa
  • Stress: ròccia
  • Hyphenation: roc‧cia

Noun[edit]

roccia f (plural rocce)

  1. rock, crag
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno, Le Monnier (1994), Canto VII, p. 106, vv. 5-6:
      «[...] poder ch'elli abbia, ¶ non ci torrà lo scender questa roccia».
      «[...] any power that he may have ¶ shall not prevent thy going down this crag».
  2. rock climbing

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