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EtymologyEdit

Probably from Old High German agaza (magpie), from Proto-Germanic *agatjō (magpie), from Proto-Indo-European *aḱ- (sharp, pointed). Compare Occitan agaça/gacha, French agace, and possibly Catalan garsa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gazza f (plural gazze)

  1. magpie

Derived termsEdit


Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic *këncë.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈkadːd͡za/

NounEdit

gazza

  1. fingernail
  2. claw, talon

InflectionEdit

Even a-stem, zz-cc gradation
Nominative gazza
Genitive gacca
Singular Plural
Nominative gazza gaccat
Accusative gacca gaccaid
Genitive gacca gaccaid
Illative gazzii gaccaide
Locative gaccas gaccain
Comitative gaccain gaccaiguin
Essive gazzan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person gazzan gazzame gazzamet
2nd person gazzat gazzade gazzadet
3rd person gazzas gazzaska gazzaset

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *gatwǭ, whence also Old Norse gata, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍄𐍅𐍉 (gatwō).

NounEdit

gazza f

  1. lane

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German: gazze