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From Vulgar Latin *excorrigere, derived from Latin corrigere, present active infinitive of corrigō (I set right, straighten).


  • IPA(key): /ˈskɔr.d͡ʒ, [ˈs̪kɔr̺d͡ʒer̺e]
  • Rhymes: -ɔrdʒere
  • Stress: scòrgere
  • Hyphenation: scor‧ge‧re


scorgere (transitive)

  1. Meanings related to perception:
    1. to be able to detect with the eyes; to see
      Riuscì a scorgere la sagoma di un uomo che usciva furtivamente dalla porta sul retro.
      He could make out the silhouette of a man surreptitiously going out the rear door.
      • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Inferno [The Divine Comedy: Hell] (paperback), 12th edition, Le Monnier, published 1994, Canto XXXIII, lines 55–58:
        Come un poco di raggio si fu messo ¶ nel doloroso carcere, e io scorsi ¶ per quattro visi il mio aspetto stesso, ¶ ambo le man per lo dolor mi morsi
        As now a little glimmer made its way into the dolorous prison, and I saw upon four faces my own very aspect, both of my hands in agony I bit
    2. (figuratively) to perceive with the mind; to notice
    3. (by extension, obsolete) to hear
  2. (obsolete, literary) to guide, to escort
    Synonyms: accompagnare, guidare


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