ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vaˈle.re/
  • Rhymes: -ere
  • Hyphenation: va‧lé‧re

VerbEdit

valére (first-person singular present vàlgo, first-person singular past historic vàlsi, past participle vàlso, first-person singular future varrò, auxiliary èssere or (transitive) avére)

  1. (intransitive) to be worth [auxiliary essere]
  2. (intransitive) to be valid; to apply; to count [auxiliary essere]
    quella regola non vale qui
    that rule does not apply here
  3. (intransitive) to translate to/as; to mean [auxiliary essere]
    in inglese "dog" vale "cane"
    in English, "dog" means "dog"
  4. (intransitive) (with a + inf.) to be enough; to suffice [auxiliary essere]
    i nostri sforzi non valsero ad approvare la legge
    our efforts did not suffice to pass the law
  5. (transitive, literary) 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

ConjugationEdit

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

valēre

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