prestar

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Asturian[edit]

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prestar

  1. to be pleasing, to be liked, to be good
    La película prestóme muncho.
    I really liked the film.

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praestāre, present active infinitive of praestō.

Verb[edit]

prestar (first-person singular present presto, past participle prestat)

  1. to loan; lend

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praestāre (to provide).

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prestar (first-person singular present presto, first-person singular preterite prestei, past participle prestado)

  1. (transitive) to loan, to lend.
    • 1362, María del Carmen Sánchez Carrera (ed.), El Bajo Miño en el siglo XV. El espacio y los hombres. A Coruña: Fundación Barrié de la Maza, page 359:
      que non posades vender nen sopenorar nen aforar nen alear nen prestar por tenpo ne por tenpos a dita casa
      you should not sell, or pawn, or contract, or cede, or lend for a time, or at times, the aforementioned house
  2. (transitive) to render, to provide, to offer (a service, help etc.)
  3. (transitive) to pay (attention, respect etc.)
  4. (intransitive) to be useful, suitable, or enjoyable.
    • 1409, José Luis Pensado Tomé (ed.), Tratado de Albeitaria, page 107:
      soe prestar ao Cauallo que ten a cabeça fria pazer a miude eruas peqenas et tenras porque en mergendo a cabeça et tirando as eruas con os dentes, deçen da cabeça a moor parte dos homores porllos nares para fora
      it is usually useful, for the horse that have its head cold, to graze frequently tender and young grasses, because as it lowers its head and plucks the grasses with its teeth most of the fluids flow out through the nostrils
  5. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to be suitable, or enjoyable.
    Como che me presta o caldo con este frío!
    I really enjoy the soup with this cold weather!
    Non me dás un pouco? Pois que che preste!
    You won't give me a bit? Then, enjoy yourself!

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References[edit]

  • prestar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • prestar” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • prestar” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/TILG/>
  • prestar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega. <http://ilg.usc.es/Tesouro>



Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

prestar

  1. indefinite nominative plural of prestur

Interlingua[edit]

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prestar

  1. to lend

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

prestar (short or poetical form of prestare)

  1. (transitive) to lend, (pronominal) to borrow

References[edit]

  • Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). ISBN 8839551107. Online version here

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

prestar m

  1. indefinite plural of prest

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praestāre, present active infinitive of praestō.

Verb[edit]

prestar (first-person singular present indicative presto, past participle prestado)

  1. (intransitive, or transitive with para) to be useful; to be suitable; to be good
    Este dicionário não presta.This dictionary isn't useful.
    Este dicionário não presta para nada.This dictionary isn't useful for anything.
  2. (transitive) to render, to provide, to offer (a service, help etc.)
    Ninguém me prestou ajuda.Nobody offered me help.
  3. (transitive) to pay (attention, respect etc.)
    Acorda e presta mais atenção!
    Wake up and pay more attention!
  4. (takes a reflexive pronoun, transitive with a) to be suitable
    A sala presta-se perfeitamente a este fim.
    The room is perfectly suitable for this purpose.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin praestāre, present active infinitive of praestō.

Verb[edit]

prestar (first-person singular present presto, first-person singular preterite presté, past participle prestado)

  1. (transitive) to give, pay (e.g., attention)
    ¡Prestad atención, por favor!
    Pay attention, please!
  2. (transitive) to lend
  3. (reflexive, transitive) to have a natural inclination, a natural tendency
    El alcohol se presta al abuso.
    Alcohol tends to be abused.
  4. (transitive) to take
    Los ministros prestan el juramento.
    The ministers take the oath.

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