bruciare

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Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin *brusiāre[1], itself of uncertain origin; possibly from a form *p'rustiare < *per-ust(u)lāre, from Latin per + ustulāre[2] (compare perurere), or alternatively from a corruption of *combustulāre, from a change of prefix of ambustulāre, influenced by combustus; see ambūrēre. However, an Italian word brustolare (cf. abbrustolire), from a related root *brustulāre, from ustulāre, also exists[3]. The initial br- may also be of Germanic origin. Compare French brûler (Old French brusler), Dalmatian brusur, Occitan bruslar, buizar, Romansch brischar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bruˈt͡ʃa.re/
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Verb[edit]

bruciàre (first-person singular present brùcio, first-person singular past historic bruciài, past participle bruciàto, auxiliary (transitive) avere or (intransitive) essere)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to burn
  2. (transitive) to sear
  3. (slang) to scupper

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with the auxiliary essere when intransitive, but only in the literal meaning "to burn". In figurative meanings such as bruciare di passione (to burn with passion), not used in the composed tenses.

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Further reading[edit]

  • bruciare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

References[edit]

  1. ^ bruciare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  2. ^ Pianigiani, Ottorino (1907) , “bruciare”, in Vocabolario etimologico della lingua italiana (in Italian), Rome: Albrighi & Segati
  3. ^ brustolare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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