corsa etymology

Italian word corsa comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) Κορσική, Latin -tus, Italian -ere, and later Latin Corsica (Corsica.)

Detailed word origin of corsa

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
Κορσική Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
-tus Latin (lat) Forms collective/abstract nouns from adjectives. Forms action nouns from verbs. Forms adjectives having the sense provided with.. Forms the past participle of verbs.
-ere Italian (ita) Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of many Italian verbs.
Corsica Latin (lat) Corsica.
corsus Latin (lat) Corsican.
cursus Latin (lat) (figuratively) Course, progress, direction, development, succession, passage; career.. Course, way, passage, journey; tendency.. Journey, march, voyage, passage.. The act of running; race.
corso Italian (ita) A kind of Corsican wine.. Corsican (person). The Corsican language. Avenue (especially in the names of streets). Circulation (of money). Course (of a river), (of a university etc). Stream, waterway. Strip (a street with multiple shopping or entertainment possibilities). Subject Corsican.
corsa Italian (ita) (athletics) run, running. (sports) race, racing. Movement (of a pendulum). Stroke (of a piston). Trip, journey.

Words with the same origin as corsa

Descendants of Κορσική
correre corridoio corriere corso
Descendants of -tus
abito abitudine affetto applauso atteggiamento atto concorso contratto convento esito fiato flusso gioventù mercato passo polso scritto sotto uso virtù
Descendants of -ere
affare avere avuto bere chiedere conoscere credere detto dire essere fare mettere perdere piacere potere promesso rispondere sapere scelto scrivere tenere vista visto vivere voluto