ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin valēre, present active infinitive of valeō, from Proto-Italic *walēō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wl̥h₁éh₁yeti, from *h₂welh₁- (to rule, be strong).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vaˈle.re/, [vaˈl̺eː.r̺e]
  • Hyphenation: va‧lé‧re
  • Rhymes: -ere

VerbEdit

valere

  1. (intransitive) to be worth
  2. (intransitive) to be valid; to apply; to count
    quella regola non vale qui
    that rule does not apply here
  3. (intransitive) to translate to/as; to mean
    in inglese "dog" vale "cane"
    in English, "dog" means "dog"
  4. (intransitive) (with a + inf.) to be enough; to suffice
    i nostri sforzi non valsero ad approvare la legge
    our efforts did not suffice to pass the law
  5. (transitive) to obtain or earn (a positive result)
    le sue parole gli valsero un grande plauso
    his words earned him great praise
  6. (transitive, archaic) to merit

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

valēre

  1. present active infinitive of valeō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of valeō