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The disease scarlet fever; (also) any of several diseases confused with this, especially rubella (German measles). Now historical.
Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin rossalia, also rosalia, apparently from Italian rosalia (although this is apparently first attested later: 1585, but see note), probably an alteration (with suffix substitution; compare -ale) of rosolia measles from rosa + a suffix of uncertain origin (perhaps compare -olo, diminutive suffix: see -ule) + -ia.
The repetition of a phrase or melody one note higher, with the retention of the same intervals and a consequent change of key.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Busby (1754–1838), composer and author. Apparently from Italian Rosalia, probably from French rosalie, apparently ultimately from the female forename Rosalie, Rosalia.
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