Definition 2024



See also: are, Are, -aré, åre, aré, arë, āre, and ārē




  1. Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of most regular verbs.
Usage notes
  • See parlare as an example of a regular -are verb.
  • The only irregular -are verbs are andare, dare (and ridare) and stare.
  • fare and related verbs (from Latin facere) are considered to be an irregular -ere verb.
Derived terms

See also

Etymology 2

From Latin -ārem, accusative form of -āris.


-are m, f (plural -ari)

  1. Used to form adjectives from nouns.

Etymology 3


-are f

  1. feminine plural of -aro


Alternative forms

  • (second-person singular present passive indicative of ): -āris


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈaː.re/, [ˈaː.rɛ]



  1. nominative neuter singular of -āris
  2. accusative neuter singular of -āris
  3. vocative neuter singular of -āris
  4. second-person singular present passive indicative of
  5. second-person singular present passive imperative of
  6. present active infinitive of



From Old Norse -ari, from Proto-Germanic *-ōzô.



  1. (on adjectives) Regular construction of comparative: ful (ugly)fulare (uglier)
  2. (on verbs) Denotes a person or object who (regularly) performs the action of the verb: klättra (climb)klättrare (climber)
  3. Used to form the names of residents or inhabitants of particular places; in particular towns/cities: Stockholmstockholmare (Stockholmer). Note that the resulting word is not capitalized.

Usage notes

If added to a a-final stem, the two adjacent a:s merge into one single a. The nouns get the common gender and have what in Swedish is called "nollplural"; when the plural form is the same as the singular form.

Derived terms

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  • (person from): -bo (3) (in some cases not as common as -are')