zinziare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

zinziāre

  1. to chirp
    • 1st/2nd c. BCE, Suetonius, (fragments)
      merulorum (est) frendere vel zinziare
      Of blackbirds is to grind, or rather, to chirp

Usage notes[edit]

This verb is attested only in the present active infinitive from Classical Latin.