già

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin iam (already, now), from Proto-Indo-European *yē (already). Cognate with Gothic 𐌾𐌰 (ja), 𐌾𐌰𐌹 (ja, jai, yes), Old High German ja, jā (yes), Old English ġēa (yes). More at yea, yes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒa/
  • Hyphenation: già
  • Rhymes: -a

Adverb[edit]

già

  1. already
  2. former, ex-
    Via Montello (già Trento) — Montello street (formerly known as Trento street)
    Mario Rossi, già ministro delle Finanze — Mario Rossi, former finance minister
  3. (informal) yes
  4. an expletive, a word that adds to the strength of a phrase without affecting its meaning and is usually left untranslated
    Non credo io già, che ve ne avréte a male (I do not think you will take it ill)

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