destarsi

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

destar(e) (to wake [someone] up, to arouse) +‎ -si (oneself, enclitic reflexive pronoun)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /desˈtar.si/, [d̪es̪ˈt̪är̺s̪i]
  • Stress: destàrsi
  • Hyphenation: de‧star‧si

Verb[edit]

destarsi

  1. (reflexive) To wake, wake up.
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback, in Italian), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto VI, lines 94–96:
      E 'l duca disse a me: «Più non si desta ¶ di qua dal suon de l'angelica tromba, ¶ quando verrà la nimica podesta [...]»
      And the Guide said to me: "He wakes no more ¶ this side the sound of the angelic trumpet; ¶ when shall approach the hostile Potentate"
  2. (reflexive) To awaken.

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