pravo

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See also: právo and prāvo

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prāvus (depraved” ← “deformed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpra.vo/, [ˈpr̺äːvo̞]
  • Hyphenation: prà‧vo
  • Rhymes: -avo

Adjective[edit]

pravo (feminine singular prava, masculine plural pravi, feminine plural prave) (archaic, literary)

  1. depraved, evil, wicked
    Synonyms: cattivo, dannato, maligno, malo, malvagio, nequitoso
    Antonyms: benigno, buono, onesto, probo, retto
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto III, lines 82–84, page 41–42:
      Ed ecco verso noi venir per nave ¶ un vecchio, bianco per antico pelo, ¶ gridando: «Guai a voi, anime prave! [] »
      And lo! towards us coming in a boat ¶ an old man, hoary with the hair of eld, ¶ crying: "Woe unto you, ye souls depraved!"
    • 1831, Giacomo Leopardi, Paralipomeni della Batracomiomachia [Paralipomena of the Batrachomyomachia]‎[1], Paris, published 1842, Canto I, page 13:
      Molte genti provàr dure vicende, ¶ e prave diventàr per lungo affanno;
      Many people went through hard tribulations ¶ and became wicked because of the long affliction
  2. (by extension) cruel, merciless, ruthless
    Synonyms: crudele, spietato
    Antonyms: compassionevole, misericordioso, pietoso
    • 1374, Francesco Petrarca, “Trionfo d'Amore [Triumph of Love]”, in I trionfi [The Triumphs]‎[2], Milan: Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, published 1997, lines 40–42:
      Poi vedi come Amor crudele e pravo ¶ vince Davit e sforzalo a far l’opra ¶ onde poi pianga in loco oscuro e cavo.
      See then how love, vicious and cruel ¶ overcame David, leading him to a sin ¶ he was to weep for in a dark retreat.

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Noun[edit]

pravo m (plural pravi)

  1. A wicked or evil person (male)
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XIX, lines 103–105, page 288:
      io userei parole ancor più gravi; ¶ ché la vostra avarizia il mondo attrista, ¶ calcando i buoni e sollevando i pravi.
      I would make use of words more grievous still; ¶ because your avarice afflicts the world, ¶ trampling the good and lifting the depraved.
    • Synonyms: cattivo, malvagio
    • Antonym: buono

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

prāvō

  1. dative masculine singular of prāvus
  2. dative neuter singular of prāvus
  3. ablative masculine singular of prāvus
  4. ablative neuter singular of prāvus

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From prȁv.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prâʋo/
  • Hyphenation: pra‧vo

Adverb[edit]

prȁvo (Cyrillic spelling пра̏во)

  1. straight
  2. correctly, rightly
  3. justly
  4. strictly

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Etymology 2[edit]

Morphologically from prȁv, a calque of German Recht and French droit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /prǎːʋo/
  • Hyphenation: pra‧vo

Noun[edit]

právo n (Cyrillic spelling пра́во)

  1. right
  2. law
  3. jurisprudence
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Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prȃvo n

  1. law

Inflection[edit]

Neuter, hard
nom. sing. právo
gen. sing. práva
singular dual plural
nominative právo právi práva
accusative právo právi práva
genitive práva práv práv
dative právu právoma právom
locative právu právih právih
instrumental právom právoma právi

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prāvus (depraved” ← “deformed).

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Adjective[edit]

pravo (feminine singular prava, masculine plural pravos, feminine plural pravas) (superlative pravísimo)

  1. wicked, immoral, depraved

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