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Definitions and meaning of raca




Borrowed from Ancient Greek ῥακά (rhaká), from Aramaic רֵיקָא(rēqā, worthless person) or Classical Syriac ܪܝܩܐ(rēqā, vanity).

Alternative forms

  • racha, racca


raca (Ecclesiastical Latin)

  1. idiot!, putz!
    • 4th C. CE, Saint Jerome, Vulgate, Matthew 5:22:
      Quī autem dīxerit frātrī suō, raca!, reus erit conciliō.
      And whoever says to his brother, idiot!, shall be liable to answer to the council.
    • 397 CE, Tyrannius Rufinus (translator), Instituta Monachorum, question 145, original author: Basil of Caesarea, in Patrologia Latina (volume 103), Jacques-Paul Migne (editor), Paris 1851, column 538:
      Quid est raca? Respōnsum: Prōvinciālis, id est, gentīlis illīus sermō est velut convīciī leviōris, quod domesticīs et hīs quōrum fīdūciam quis gerit, dīcī solet.
      What is raca? The answer: A provincial, that is, a pagan word used for example as a mild insult, which is usually said to servants and to those who rely on you.


raca n (indeclinable) (Ecclesiastical Latin, hapax)

  1. (metonymically) the act of calling someone ‘raca’.
    • c. 393 CE, Saint Jerome, Against Jovinianus 2.31, in Patrologia Latina (volume 23), Jacques-Paul Migne (editor), Paris 1883, column 342:
      Dē eō autem quod nīteris approbāre, convīcium et homicīdium, raca et adulterium, et ōtiōsum sermōnem, et impietātem ūnō suppliciō repēnsārī, []
      As to the fact that you argue that an insult and a murder, calling somebody a putz and adultery, idle talk and impiety should be rewarded with the same punishment, []


  • “racha” in volume 11, part 2, column 18, line 63 in the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL Open Access), Berlin (formerly Leipzig): De Gruyter (formerly Teubner), 1900–present

Old English


From Proto-Germanic *rakō, *rekô (rake).


  • IPA(key): /ˈrɑ.kɑ/


raca m

  1. rake



From Italian razzo, from Latin radius.


  • IPA(key): /ˈra.t͡sa/


raca f

  1. flare
  2. firework



  • petarda
  • fajerwerk
  • sztuczne ognie

Further reading

  • raca in Polish dictionaries at PWN



Possibly from Albanian rosë.


  • IPA(key): /ràːt͡sa/


ráca f

  1. duck (aquatic bird of the family Anatidae)


Further reading

  • raca”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Aramaic) empty, worthless (used as term of derision in Matthew 5.22).
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)