spaventare

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *expaventāre, present active infinitive of *expaventō, derived from the present participle of Classical Latin expaveō. Compare Spanish, Portuguese, Occitan, and Catalan espantar, (also Catalan and Occitan espaventar), French épouvanter, Sicilian scantari, also Romanian înspăimânta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spa.venˈta.re/, [s̪päve̞n̪ˈt̪äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: spaventàre
  • Hyphenation: spa‧ven‧ta‧re

Verb[edit]

spaventare

  1. (transitive) to frighten, scare, spook
    Synonyms: fare spavento, mettere paura, incutere timore, intimorire, spaurire

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