spaventare

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spa.venˈta.re/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: spa‧ven‧tà‧re

Verb[edit]

spaventàre (first-person singular present spavènto, first-person singular past historic spaventài, past participle spaventàto, auxiliary avere)

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

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Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: aspaventar

Further reading[edit]

  • spaventare in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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