-gli

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Italian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-gli

  1. enclitic form of gli; appended to present active infinitive verb forms to derive dative forms when the object is third singular masculine or third plural person
    dare (to give)dargli (to give for him; to give for them)
    vendere (to sell)vendergli (to sell to him; to sell to them)
    servire (to serve)servirgli (to serve to him; to serve to them)

Usage notes[edit]

The final -e of the original infinitive is removed :

-are-argli
-ere-ergli
-ire-irgli

Where the verb ends in -rre, the final re is removed, leaving behind just an -r:

introdurre (to introduce; to insert)introdurgli (to insert in him; to insert in them)

In any case, after the suffixation, there is only a single r and no vowels immediately before -gli.