scherzare

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Etymology[edit]

From the older form 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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