Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin vīvere, from Proto-Italic *gʷīwō, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷíh₃weti (to live, be alive).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ivere
  • Hyphenation: vì‧ve‧re

Verb edit

vìvere (first-person singular present vìvo, first-person singular past historic vìssi, past participle vissùto, first-person singular future vivrò, auxiliary avére or (dated) èssere)

  1. (intransitive) to live; to be alive [auxiliary essere]
  2. (intransitive) to subsist, to be [auxiliary essere]
  3. (intransitive) to live well, to experience a good life [auxiliary avere]
  4. (transitive) to live, to experience (a life of a specified type, a specified period of time) (with cognate accusative)

Conjugation edit

Including lesser-used forms:

Related terms edit

Noun edit

vivere m (plural viveri)

  1. living, life
  2. lifestyle

Further reading edit

  • vivere in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • vivere in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin edit

Verb edit


  1. present active infinitive of vīvō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative/indicative of vīvō

Tarantino edit

Etymology edit

From Latin vīvere, present active infinitive of vīvō.

Verb edit


  1. to live

Conjugation edit