assai

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See also: Assaí

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Italian assai.

Adverb[edit]

assai (not comparable)

  1. (music) A tempo direction equivalent to "very".

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

assai (plural assais)

  1. Alternative spelling of acai.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      "What do you make of that?" he asked. "It is surely an Assai palm," said Summerlee. "Exactly. It was an Assai palm which I took for my landmark. The secret opening is half a mile onwards upon the other side of the river."

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Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin ad satis. Cognates include Italian assai and French assez.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

assai

  1. very
  2. much
  3. for a long time

References[edit]

  • assai” in INFCOR: Banca di dati di a lingua corsa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian assai. Doublet of assez.

Adverb[edit]

assai

  1. (music) assai

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin ad satis, from Latin ad + satis, compare with French assez.

Adverb[edit]

assai

  1. very
    Synonyms: abbastanza, molto
    La musica da camera era assai allegra.
    The chamber music was very cheerful.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

assai

  1. Alternative form of assay

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

assai

  1. second-person plural imperative of assar