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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin rapāx, rapācem.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

rapace (plural rapaces)

  1. rapacious, predatory
    Le vautour est très rapace.The vulture is very rapacious.
  2. (figuratively) rapacious, greedy
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoé, translation by Alexandre Dumas
      Il s’en retourna repu et orgueilleux, pour raconter à ses rapaces compatriotes la richesse et la simplicité de nos nobles Saxons.
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Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

rapace m (plural rapaces)

  1. bird of prey
  2. raptor
    rapace nocturnenocturnal raptor

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin rapax, rapacem.

AdjectiveEdit

rapace (masculine and feminine plural rapaci)

  1. predatory
  2. rapacious, greedy

NounEdit

rapace m (plural rapaci)

  1. bird of prey
  2. raptor

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