LigurianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian dovere, from Latin dēbēre, present active infinitive of dēbeō, contraction of *dēhibeō, from dē- + habeō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

dovéi

  1. (auxiliary with a verb in the infinitive) to have to, must, indicates obligation
  2. inflection of dovéi:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural present subjunctive
    3. second-person plural imperative

Usage notesEdit

  • The verb is an Italianism. In the more popular language, the periphrasis avéighe da (+ verb in the infinitive) is used instead.

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

dovéi m (invariable)

  1. duty