PIETRA: Italian feminine form of PETER:
Derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning “stone“. This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning “stone” in Aramaic, which was given to the apostle Simon by Jesus (compare Matthew 16:18 and John 1:42).
- World, the collective idea of all bodies whatever; terrestrial sphere, globe. (m)
- (coll.) Great multitude, great quantity. (m)
- The manners of men; worldly desires and practices. (Metaphorical) (m)