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28 June 2008 @ 12:10 am
Probably not  
So, is the singular of "ravioli" "raviolus"?

(I suspect not; if there is a singular at all, I suspect it's "raviolo". But the above sentence is what flickered through my head as I was perusing the buffet at the Bellagio Monday night. On someone else's dime *grin*.)
 
 
 
Jennifer E. Thomasj3nny3lf on June 28th, 2008 04:15 am (UTC)
It wouldn't be raviola?
aedifica: Plinyaedifica on June 28th, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
No, the plural of a Latinate word ending in -a is -ae. Alumna, alumnae; mensa, mensae; etc.
Bill the bold bosthoonwcg on June 28th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Since it's an Italian word, and not Latin, it's raviolo, which means "little turnip." Rava (Latin rapa) is the Italian word for turnip.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on June 28th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I kind of figured that, once I thought about it.
Lionesselisem on June 28th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
Ooo, Bellagio buffet! Mike and I had some lovely meals there. Nom nom nom!
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on June 28th, 2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
I thought it was "raviol". But it might be "raviolo".