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
  • Hyphenation: co‧và‧re

Verb[edit]

covare

  1. (transitive) (of a bird) to brood (keep an egg warm)
  2. (transitive, figuratively, by extension) to brood (protect)
  3. (transitive) (of an emotion, desire, etc.) to well up or cultivate
    lui cova odio per Enzo
    hatred is welling up (within himself) against Enzo
  4. (intransitive) to remain unexpressed; to be bottled up
    covava in lei una rabbia irriducibile
    an unyielding anger was bottled up in her

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References[edit]

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