vate

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See also: väte and våte

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vātēs (prophet, poet). Compare English vates.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.te/
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: và‧te

Noun[edit]

vate m (plural vati)

  1. (literary) prophet, fortune-teller
    Synonyms: divinatore, indovino, profeta
  2. (figuratively) an inspired or prophetic poet or other writer; vates
    • 2003, Antonio Tabucchi, chapter XIII, in Sostiene Pereira : una testimonianza [Pereira Declares], Rome: La biblioteca di Repubblica, published 1994, →ISBN, page 82:
      Fu un grande poeta Gabriele D'Annunzio, il cui vero nome per inciso era Rapagnetta? [] Innazitutto fu un vate. Amò il lusso, la mondanità, la magniloquenza, l'azione.
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Further reading[edit]

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

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

vāte

  1. ablative singular of vātēs

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vate f (5th declension)

  1. cotton wool

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Pali[edit]

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Noun[edit]

vate

  1. inflection of vata (religious duty):
    1. locative singular
    2. accusative plural

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vātēs.

Noun[edit]

vate m or f (plural vates)

  1. vates (divinely inspired poet)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

vate m or f (plural vates)

  1. prophetic poet, vates
    Synonym: poeta

Further reading[edit]


Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *vaat'eh.

Noun[edit]

vate

  1. coarse fabric

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

vate

  1. dative singular of vat