covare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cubāre, present active infinitive of cubō (I lie down), from Proto-Italic *kubāō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱewb-. Doublet of cubare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /koˈva.re/
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: covàre
  • Hyphenation: co‧va‧re

Verb[edit]

covare

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to brood (of birds), hatch
  2. (transitive) to overprotect
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to sit on
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) to lurk
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) to smoulder

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References[edit]

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