mazza

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea, from Latin mateola, from a Proto-Indo-European root describing similar tools; see also Old High German medela (plow), Old Church Slavonic мотыка (motyka, mattock), मत्य (matya, club, harrow).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmat.tsa/
  • Hyphenation: màz‧za

NounEdit

mazza f (plural mazze)

  1. club (weapon)
  2. baton
  3. mace (ceremonial weapon)
  4. sledgehammer
  5. maul
  6. mallet

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SicilianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmat.tsa/
  • Hyphenation: màz‧za

NounEdit

mazza f (plural mazzi)

  1. club
  2. clod, lump (of clay or earth)

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 13 February 2014, at 14:03