mangiare

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French mangier, from Latin mandūcāre, present active infinitive of mandūcō. Doublet of manducare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /manˈd͡ʒa.re/, [män̺ʲˈd͡ʒäːr̺e̞]
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  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: man‧già‧re

Verb[edit]

mangiare

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to eat
    Synonym: manducare (archaic, now chiefly humorous)
  2. (intransitive) to tuck in, to start to eat
  3. (intransitive, by extension) to live
    Synonyms: campare, vivere
  4. Extended meanings:
    1. (transitive, of insects) to gnaw, to nibble, to eat away at
      Synonyms: rodere, rosicchiare
    2. (transitive) to consume
      Synonyms: consumare, rodere
      Quella serratura è tutta mangiata dalla ruggine.That lock is completely consumed by rust.
  5. Figurative meanings:
    1. (transitive, rare) to dissipate, to squander
      Synonyms: consumare, mangiarsi
      Ha mangiato in breve tempo tutta l’eredità.She dissipated all of her inheritance in a short time.
    2. (intransitive) to graft (to obtain illegal gain from dishonest practices, especially in public life)
    3. (transitive, card games, checkers, chess) to capture

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Noun[edit]

mangiare m (uncountable)

  1. eating
  2. (very informal, dialectal) food, scoff
    Synonyms: cibo, nutrimento

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References[edit]

  • mangiare1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • mangiare2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana