comenzar

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *cominitiāre.

VerbEdit

comenzar (first-person singular indicative present comienzo, past participle comenzáu)

  1. to begin, start
    Synonyms: entamar, apenzar, empecipiar, emprimar, aniciar, empezar

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GalicianEdit

VerbEdit

comenzar

  1. Alternative form of comezar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish començar, from Vulgar Latin *cominitiāre, from com- + Latin initiāre. Did not show diphthongized conjugations in early medieval texts; their later appearance seems to reflect analogy with the synonym empezar.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /komenˈθaɾ/, [ko.mẽn̟ˈθaɾ]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /komenˈsaɾ/, [ko.mẽnˈsaɾ]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

comenzar (first-person singular present comienzo, first-person singular preterite comencé, past participle comenzado)

  1. to begin
    Yo me senté sobre un banco en el jardín, y comencé a leer un libro interesante.
    I sat on a bench in the garden, and I started to read an interesting book.
    Synonym: empezar
  2. to commence
    Usted puede comenzar.
    You may commence.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Joan Coromines; José A. Pascual (1984), “comenzar”, in Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico (in Spanish), volume II (Ce–F), Madrid: Gredos, →ISBN, page 157

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