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EtymologyEdit

From Latin simile ("comparison, likeness", "parallel") (first attested 1393), originally from simile the neuter form of similis ("like, similar, resembling"). Confer the English similar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪməli/
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Examples (figure of speech)

Her eyes were like stars.

NounEdit

simile (countable and uncountable, plural similes or similia)

  1. A figure of speech in which one thing is compared to another, in the case of English generally using like or as.
    A simile is a bit like a metaphor.
    • 1925, Fruit of the Flower, by Countee Cullen
      My father is a quiet man -- With sober, steady ways; -- For simile, a folded fan; -- His nights are like his days.

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simile

  1. similarly

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

simile (comparative plus simile, superlative le plus simile)

  1. similar

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin similis.

AdjectiveEdit

simile (masculine and feminine plural simili)

  1. similar
    • Non è molto simile. It is not very similar.
  2. such
    • È possibile una cosa simile? Is such a thing possible?

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simile

  1. nominative masculine singular of similis
  2. nominative feminine singular of similis
  3. vocative masculine singular of similis
  4. vocative feminine singular of similis

ReferencesEdit

  • simile in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers