abbracciare

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Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ braccio (arm) +‎ -are, possibly corresponding to a Vulgar Latin *adbracchiāre, present active infinitive of *adbracchiō, from Latin ad- +‎ bracchium +‎ -o. Compare Spanish abrazar.

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abbracciàre (first-person singular present abbràccio, first-person singular past historic abbracciài, past participle abbracciàto, auxiliary avere) (transitive)

  1. to embrace, to hug
    La madre ha abbracciato il figlio quando è tornato dalla guerra.The mother hugged her son when he came back from the war.
  2. (figuratively) to wrap
  3. (figuratively) to surround
  4. (figuratively) to span
  5. (figuratively) to adopt, to follow (a faith, profession, cause, etc.)

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