voratrice

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin vorātrīcem, accusative case of vorātrīx.
Equivalent to vora(re) (to devour, eat up) +‎ -trice (-ess, feminine agent noun suffix)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vo.raˈtri.t͡ʃe/, [vor̺äˈt̪r̺iːt͡ʃe]
  • Hyphenation: vo‧ra‧trì‧ce

NounEdit

voratrice f (plural voratrici)

  1. (obsolete, literary) female equivalent of voratore
    • 1825, Vincenzo Monti, transl., Iliade [Iliad]‎[1], Milan: Giovanni Resnati e Gius. Bernardoni di Gio, translation of Ἰλιάς (Iliás) by Homer, published 1840, Libro X, page 206:
      Quale il marito di Giunon lampeggia, ¶ quando prepara una gran piova o grandine, ¶ o folta neve ad inalbare i campi ¶ o fracasso di guerra voratrice
      Like Juno's husband thunders ¶ when preparing great rain or hail ¶ or thick snow to whiten the fields ¶ or din of devastating war

LatinEdit

NounEdit

vorātrīce f

  1. ablative singular of vorātrīx