scherzare

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Italian scherzare, from Lombardic *skerzan (to jump merrily, enjoy oneself, jest) from Proto-Germanic *skirtaną (to hop, jump), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kerǝd- (to dance, jump). Akin to Middle High German scherzen (to frolic, jump merrily, hop up and down) (German scherzen (to joke); Scherz (joke, sport)), Norwegian skjerta (to joke). More at scherzo.

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scherzare

  1. (intransitive) to joke, jest, be funny
  2. (intransitive) to gamble, trifle, play

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