temere

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin timēre. Compare Spanish temer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /teˈme.re/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: te‧mé‧re

Verb[edit]

temére (first-person singular present tèmo or (traditional) témo, first-person singular past historic temétti or (traditional) temètti, past participle temùto, auxiliary avére)

  1. (transitive) to fear [+direct object] or [+ di (infinitive)] or [+ che (subjunctive)]
  2. (intransitive) to fear, to be concerned [+ per (someone) = about] or [+ di (someone/something) = about] [auxiliary avere]

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *temezi (in darkness, blindly), a fossilised locative form of Proto-Indo-European *témHos (darkness), from *temH- (dark). Cognate with Sanskrit तमस् (támas), Persian تم (tam), Latin tenebrae (darkness).

Compare this form here simply adverbial with the history of Latin present active infinitive.

Adverb[edit]

temere (not comparable)

  1. by chance, by accident, at random
    Synonym: forte
  2. without design, intent, or purpose
  3. casually, fortuitously, rashly, heedlessly, thoughtlessly, inconsiderately, indiscreetly, idly
    Synonym: passim

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References[edit]

  • temere”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • temere”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • temere in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • quite accidentally, fortuitously: temere et fortuito; forte (et) temere
    • without reflection; inconsiderately; rashly: nullo consilio, nulla ratione, temere
    • to act reasonably, judiciously: prudenter, considerate, consilio agere (opp. temere, nullo consilio, nulla ratione)
    • to have no principles: omnia temere agere, nullo iudicio uti

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From teme +‎ -re.

Noun[edit]

temere f (plural temeri)

  1. fear
    Synonyms: teamă, spaimă, frică
  2. faintheartedness