braccio


braccio

braccio [brah-choh, -chee-oh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural brac·cia [brah-chuh, -chee-uh] /ˈbrɑ tʃə, -tʃi ə/.

  1. an old Italian unit of length, usually about 26 or 27 inches (66 or 68 cm), but varying between 18 and 28 inches (46 and 71 cm).

Origin of braccio 1750–60; Italian: literally, an arm Latin bracchium; see brace Examples from the Web for braccia Historical Examples of braccia

  • In combination its syllables sometimes get to four letters, as in fronte and braccia.

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    George Calvert

  • The whole cupola, from the ground up to the summit of the cross, is 202 braccia.

    Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

    Giorgio Vasari

  • The middle nave alone is 72 braccia in height; and the other two lesser naves, 48 braccia.

    Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

    Giorgio Vasari

  • The ornamental frame of this altar is thirteen braccia high, and the predella is two braccia high.

    Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

    Giorgio Vasari

  • This figure was clothed and six braccia high, and he erected and completely finished it.

    Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects

    Giorgio Vasari

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