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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea (compare French masse, Spanish maza, Portuguese maça), 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), Sanskrit मत्य (matya, club, harrow).

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NounEdit

mazza f (plural mazze)

  1. baton
  2. club (weapon)
  3. mace (ceremonial weapon)
  4. (sports) bat
  5. sledgehammer
  6. maul
  7. mallet
  8. (vulgar) penis
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:cazzo
  9. priest (tool for killing fishes)

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SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Spanish maza, from Vulgar Latin *ma(t)tea, from Latin mateola. Cf. also Italian mazza.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

mazza f (plural mazzi)

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

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