favellare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *fābellāre, present active infinitive of *fābellō (I speak), derived from Latin fābella, diminutive of fābula (narrative; story), or from fābulor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fa.velˈla.re/, [fäve̞l̺ˈl̺äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: fa‧vel‧là‧re

Verb[edit]

favellare

  1. (intransitive, literary) to speak or talk
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XXXIII, lines 4–6:
      Poi cominciò: «Tu vuo' ch'io rinovelli ¶ disperato dolor che 'l cor mi preme ¶ già pur pensando, pria ch'io ne favelli. [] »
      Then he began: "Thou wilt that I renew the desperate grief, which wrings my heart already to think of only, ere I speak of it"
    Synonym: parlare
  2. (transitive, literary, rare, poetic) to bespeak (to speak about; to tell of)
    Donde ei venga, infelici, il sapete, e sperate che gioia favelli?
    Whence he comes from, o wretches, you know, yet you hope that he bespeaks joy?

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Noun[edit]

favellare m (plural favellari)

  1. (archaic) parlance (way of talking)
    Synonyms: favella (archaic), parlata
    le lingue mescolate e bastarde, che non hanno parole, nè favellari proprii, non sono lingue
    the mixed, bastard tongues without their own words and parlances are not languages

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