capire

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin capiō (I take in, understand), from Proto-Italic *kapiō, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂pyéti, from the root *keh₂p- (to seize, grab). Compare Galician, Spanish, and Portuguese caber (to fit).

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  • IPA(key): /kaˈpi.re/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ire
  • Hyphenation: ca‧pì‧re

Verb[edit]

capìre (first-person singular present capìsco, first-person singular past historic capìi, past participle capìto, auxiliary avere)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to understand, fathom, get the point, take the point
    Synonyms: comprendere, intendere, afferrare
  2. (rare, intransitive) to fit (in something)
    Synonyms: entrare, starci

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