adontarsi

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from adontare (to insult, offend) +‎ -si (enclitic reflexive pronoun).
Equivalent to ad- (towards) +‎ onta (shame”; “insult) +‎ -arsi (reflexive 1st conjugation verbal suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.donˈtar.si/, [äd̪o̞n̪ˈt̪är̺s̪i]
  • Stress: adontàrsi
  • Hyphenation: a‧don‧tar‧si

Verb[edit]

adontarsi

  1. (obsolete, reflexive) To take offence or feel insulted
    • 1472, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto VI, lines 70–72, page 95:
      « [] Alte terrà lungo tempo le fronti, ¶ tenendo l'altra sotto gravi pesi, ¶ come che di ciò pianga o che n'aonti. [] »
      "High will it hold its forehead a long while, ¶ keeping the other under heavy burdens, ¶ howe'er it weeps thereat and is indignant."
    Synonym: sdegnarsi

Usage notes[edit]

  • In ancient times, the pronominal particle was sometimes not used in conjugating this verb.

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