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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *essere, from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum (I am), from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti (I am, I exist).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛsːe.re/, [ˈɛs̪ːer̺e]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛssere
  • Stress: èssere
  • Hyphenation: es‧se‧re

VerbEdit

essere

  1. (intransitive, indicating existence, identity, location, or state) to be, to stay
  2. (auxiliary, used to form composite past tense of many intransitive verbs) to have (done something); to be in the state of having (done something); See Category:Italian verbs taking essere as auxiliary.
  3. (impersonal, of a duration of time since an event) to have passed

Usage notesEdit

  • The present participle essente is very rare, and is usually replaced with stante, the present participle of stare. Similarly the past participle essuto has disappeared, with stato, the past participle of stare, being used instead.[1]

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NounEdit

essere m (plural esseri)

  1. being

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SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *essere, from Latin esse, present active infinitive of sum (I am), from Proto-Italic *ezom, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti (I am, I exist).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

essere

  1. (intransitive) to be (to exist)
    Eo so su chi soI am who I am (literally, “I am that which I am”)
  2. (intransitive) to be (to occupy a place)
    Est in Tatari[He] is in Sassari

NounEdit

essere ? (please provide plural)

  1. being
    sos esseres umanos[the] human beings

TarantinoEdit

VerbEdit

essere

  1. (intransitive) to be

Usage notesEdit

  • Not used as an auxiliary verb.

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