cominciare

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From Vulgar Latin *cominitiō, *cominitiāre, from com- + Latin initiāre, present active infinitive of initiō. Compare Catalan començar, French commencer, Portuguese começar, Romansch cumanzar, Sicilian cuminzari, Spanish comenzar.

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cominciare (auxiliary avere or essere)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to begin, to start, to commence
    Synonyms: incominciare, iniziare, principiare (dated, regional)
    Antonym: finire

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