rapire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *rapīre, from Latin rapere, from Proto-Italic *rapiō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rp-i-, from *h₁rep- (to snatch).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raˈpi.re/
  • Rhymes: -ire
  • Hyphenation: ra‧pì‧re

Verb[edit]

rapìre (first-person singular present rapìsco, first-person singular past historic rapìi, past participle rapìto, auxiliary avére) (transitive)

  1. to kidnap or abduct
  2. to captivate

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Neapolitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin aperīre, with metathesis of the first /r/ in Naples and environs.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rapire

  1. to open

References[edit]

  • AIS: Sprach- und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz [Linguistic and Ethnographic Atlas of Italy and Southern Switzerland] – map 1626: “aprire; apri la porta! aprite la porta!” – on navigais-web.pd.istc.cnr.it
  • Rocco, Emmanuele (1882), “rapire”, in Vocabolario del dialetto napolitano