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  • IPA(key): /verˈ, [ver̺ˈn̺äːr̺e̞]
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Stress: vernàre
  • Hyphenation: ver‧na‧re

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin vernāre, present active infinitive of vernō (I am verdant; I am lively).


vernare (obsolete)

  1. to bring spring, to be vernal
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso (in Italian), Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XXX, lines 124–126, page 541–542:
      Nel giallo de la rosa sempiterna, ¶ che si digrada e dilata e redole ¶ odor di lode al sol che sempre verna
      Into the yellow of the Rose Eternal that spreads, and multiplies, and breathes an odour of praise unto the ever-vernal Sun
  2. (of birds) to sing during spring
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Etymology 2[edit]

verno (winter) +‎ -are (1st conjugation verbal suffix)


vernare (literary)

  1. To winter (to spend the winter)
    Synonym: svernare
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Purgatorio [The Divine Comedy: Purgatory] (paperback, in Italian), Bompiani, published 2001, Canto XXIV, lines 64–69, page 368:
      Come li augei che vernan lungo ’l Nilo, ¶ alcuna volta in aere fanno schiera, ¶ poi volan più a fretta e vanno in filo, ¶ così tutta la gente che lì era, ¶ volgendo ’l viso, raffrettò suo passo, ¶ e per magrezza e per voler leggera.
      Even as the birds, that winter tow'rds the Nile, sometimes into a phalanx form themselves, then fly in greater haste, and go in file; in such wise all the people who were there, turning their faces, hurried on their steps, both by their leanness and their wishes light.
  2. To experience the climate of winter.
  3. (impersonal, rare, of weather) to worsen (as in winter)
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  • vernare in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana