ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a confluence of Latin re- (again) and ad- (towards).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

ra-

  1. Used in the formation of verbs with an intensive or iterative sense.
    ra- + ‎freddo (cold, cool) → ‎raffreddare (to cool down)
    ra- + ‎sereno (serene; (of weather) calm) → ‎rasserenare (to calm; (of weather) to clear up)

Usage notesEdit

  • It always causes gemination of an initial single consonant.

Derived termsEdit