balenare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from balena (whale), due to a popular habit of indicating atmospherical phenomena using the names of sea monsters[1] +‎ -are (1st conjugation verbal suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.leˈna.re/, [bäl̺e̞ˈn̺äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: balenàre
  • Hyphenation: ba‧le‧na‧re

Verb[edit]

balenare

  1. (intransitive) to lighten
  2. (intransitive) to flash

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References[edit]

  1. ^ balenare[1] (in Italian), Istituto Treccani, accessed 2016-12-26