natare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin natāre, present active infinitive of natō, frequentative of (I swim). Doublet of nuotare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /naˈta.re/, [n̺äˈt̪äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: na‧tà‧re

Verb[edit]

natare (obsolete, poetic)

  1. (intransitive) to swim
    Synonym: nuotare
    • 1835, Giacomo Leopardi, “Ultimo canto di Saffo [Sappho's Last Song]”, in Canti[1], Bari: Einaudi, published 1917, lines 14–15, page 40:
      Noi per le balze e le profonde valli ¶ natar giova tra’ nembi
      In cliffs and deep valleys we take joy in swimming among the clouds

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

natāre

  1. present active infinitive of natō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of natō
  3. second-person singular present passive indicative of natō