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EtymologyEdit

Probably from a- +‎ mazza (club, baton) +‎ -are, or alternatively possibly related to Latin mactāre, through a Vulgar Latin root *mactiāre, although this is less likely. Compare Sicilian ammazzari, Spanish mazar, Portuguese maçar, Occitan massar, Romansch mazzar, Venetian masar, Friulian maçâ, Istriot masà. See also archaic Italian mattare.

VerbEdit

ammazzare

  1. to kill, murder
    Synonym: uccidere
    • 1973, “Buonanotte Fratello”, in Alice non lo sa, performed by Francesco De Gregori:
      Tu mi stavi ammazzando / Tu mi stavi ammazzando con amore.
      You were killing me / You were killing me with love.

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