fallire

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fallīre, from Latin fallere, present active infinitive of fallō.

PronunciationEdit

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

VerbEdit

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

  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]

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DescendantsEdit

  • German: fallieren

Further readingEdit

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