Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *fallīre, from Latin fallere.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /falˈ
  • Rhymes: -ire
  • Hyphenation: fal‧lì‧re

Verb edit

fallìre (first-person singular present fallìsco, first-person singular past historic fallìi, past participle fallìto, auxiliary avére or (in the meanings "to fail, to flop, to go bankrupt") èssere)

  1. (transitive) to miss, to not hit (a target, a ball, etc.) [auxiliary avere]
  2. (intransitive) to fail [auxiliary essere]
  3. (intransitive) to go bankrupt [auxiliary essere]
  4. (intransitive) to flop [auxiliary essere]
  5. (intransitive, archaic) to make a mistake [auxiliary avere]

Conjugation edit

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Descendants edit

  • German: fallieren
  • ? Maltese: falla

Further reading edit

  • fallire in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana