espantar

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From older espaventar, from Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *expaventāre, present active infinitive of *expaventō, derived from the present participle of Classical Latin expaveō. Compare Occitan, Spanish, and Portuguese espantar, Italian spaventare, French épouvanter.

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espantar (first-person singular present espanto, past participle espantat)

  1. to scare, frighten
  2. to scare away, drive off

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *expaventāre, derived from the present participle of Classical Latin expaveō.

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espantar (Latin spelling)

  1. to scare

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Occitan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From espaventar, from Old Occitan, from Vulgar Latin *expaventāre, present active infinitive of *expaventō, derived from the present participle of Classical Latin expaveō.

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espantar

  1. to terrify

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese, from Vulgar Latin *expaventāre, present active infinitive of *expaventō, derived from the present participle of Classical Latin expaveō. Compare Spanish and Catalan espantar, Italian spaventare, French épouvanter.

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espantar (first-person singular present indicative espanto, past participle espantado)

  1. to terrify, to frighten
    Synonyms: assustar, atemorizar
  2. to chase off, to shoo
    Synonyms: afugentar, enxotar
  3. (figuratively) to surprise, to astonish
    Synonyms: pasmar, maravilhar, surpreender

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *expaventāre, present active infinitive of *expaventō, derived from the present participle of Classical Latin expaveō. Compare Portuguese and Catalan espantar, Italian spaventare, French épouvanter, also Romanian înspăimânta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /espanˈtaɾ/, [espãn̪ˈt̪aɾ]
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Verb[edit]

espantar (first-person singular present espanto, first-person singular preterite espanté, past participle espantado)

  1. (transitive) to scare, to spook, to frighten
    Synonyms: asustar, atemorizar; see also Thesaurus:asustar
  2. (transitive) to scare away, to scare off, to chase away, to drive away, to frighten away, to frighten off

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