seminare

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Noun[edit]

seminare

  1. partitive plural of seminar

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sēmināre, present active infinitive of sēminō (I sow).

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seminàre (first-person singular present sémino, first-person singular past historic seminài, past participle seminàto, auxiliary avere) (transitive)

  1. (also figuratively) to sow; to seed
    Synonym: piantare
    seminare il granoto sow the grain
    seminare discordiato sow [the seeds of] discord
  2. (figuratively, by extension) to leave or forget items here and there, messily; to strew
    Synonyms: spargere, disseminare, diffondere, sparpagliare
    ha seminato i suoi vestiti per la stanza
    he left his clothes strewn about the room
  3. (figuratively, by extension) to leave behind, covering one's tracks; to shake off
    • 2019, George Orwell, Nicola Gardini, transl., Nineteen Eighty-Four, Mondadori:
      Julia, in effetti, non cercava di seminarlo; allungava il passo solo per non averlo accanto.
      She did not actually try to shake him off, but walked at just such a speed as to prevent his keeping abreast of her.
      (literally, “Julia, in effect, was not trying to shake him off; she was lengthening her stride just so that he wouldn't be right beside her.”)
    i ladri sono riusciti a seminare la macchina della polizia
    the thieves were able to leave the police car behind

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

sēmināre

  1. present active infinitive of sēminō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of sēminō
  3. second-person singular present passive indicative of sēminō