comare

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin commātrem, accusative of commāter, from com- (together) + māter (mother), whence also madre. Cognate to Neapolitan cummà, Sicilian cummari, Spanish and Portuguese comadre, French commère, Norman conméthe, Romanian cumătră.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koˈma.re/, [koˈmäːre]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: co‧mà‧re

Noun[edit]

comare f (plural comari, masculine compare)

  1. A child's godmother in relation to their parents: a cummer, co-mother; or a child's mother in relation to their co-mother and her family.
    Le allegre comari di WindsorThe Merry Wives of Windsor
  2. (extensively) A female wedding witness or maid of honor in relation to the spouses, or a bride in relation to her wedding witness.
  3. (extensively, humorous, sometimes derogatory) gossipmonger
  4. (extensively, informal) mistress (married man's female lover)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōmāre

  1. second-person singular present passive subjunctive of cōmō