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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin inalbāre, present active infinitive of inalbō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /i.nalˈba.re/, [in̺äl̺ˈbäːr̺e̞]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -are
  • Hyphenation: i‧nal‧bà‧re

VerbEdit

inalbare (literary)

  1. (transitive) to make white, to whiten
    Synonym: imbiancare
    • 1825, Vincenzo Monti, transl., Iliade [Iliad]‎[1], Milan: Giovanni Resnati e Gius. Bernardoni di Gio, translation of Ἰλιάς (Iliás) by Homer, published 1840, Libro X, page 206:
      Quale il marito di Giunon lampeggia, ¶ quando prepara una gran piova o grandine, ¶ o folta neve ad inalbare i campi ¶ o fracasso di guerra voratrice
      Like Juno's husband thunders when preparing great rain or hail or thick snow to whiten the fields or din of devastating war
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary essere) to become white, to whiten
    Synonyms: imbiancarsi, inalbarsi
  3. (archaic, intransitive, auxiliary essere, of a liquid) to become turbid and whitish

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