piovere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *plŏvĕre, present active infinitive of *plŏvō, for Classical Latin pluere, present active infinitive of pluit, pluō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpjɔvere/
  • Hyphenation: piò‧ve‧re

Verb[edit]

piovere

  1. (intransitive, impersonal) to rain
  2. (intransitive, impersonal, by extension) to drip
  3. (transitive) (takes essere as auxiliary) (of rain water) to fall (from the sky)
    piovono le goccie via via più grandi
    bigger and bigger (rain)drops are falling
  4. (transitive, familiar, figurative, by extension) (takes essere as auxiliary) to fall from above
    piovono sassi
    stones are falling down
  5. (transitive, familiar, figurative, by extension) (takes essere as auxiliary) to come in large quantities
    piovono insulti da ogni parte
    insults are flying in from all angles
    (literally, “coming in large quantities from everywhere”)

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