zinziare

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

zinziāre

  1. present active infinitive of *zinziō: to chirp
    • 1st/2nd c. BCE, Suetonius, (fragments)
      merulorum (est) frendere vel zinziare
      Of blackbirds is to grind, or rather, to chirp

Usage notesEdit

This verb is attested only in the present active infinitive from Classical Latin.