odorare

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In the intransitive variant, odorare is a verb of emission.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(93)
Il cane odora il padrone.
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
can-e
dog-M.SG
odor-a
smell-PRS.3SG
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
padron-e
owner-M.SG
‘The dog smells its owner.’
(97)
Le lenzuola odorano di lavanda.
le
ART.DEF.F.PL
lenzuol-a
sheets-F.PL
odora-no
smell-PRS.3PL
di
of
lavand-a
lavander-F.SG
‘The sheets smell of lavander.’
(800)
Maria odorò le lenzuola per essere sicura che fossero pulite.
Maria
Mary
odor-ò
smell-PST.3SG
le
ART.DEF.F.PL
lenzuol-a
sheets-F.PL
per
to
esse-re
be-INF
sicur-a
sure-F.SG
che
COMPL
foss-ero
be.SBJV.PST-3PL
pulit-e
clean-F.PL
‘Mary smelled the sheets to be sure they were clean.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SMELL Coding set Argument type
1 smeller V.subj A
2 smelled entity Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
R y
(100)
‘Toxic substances must not be smelled.’
(139)
‘Some numbing substances are sniffed to relieve hunger.’
C
N y
C
R y
(146)
‘Numbing substances are smelled to relieve hunger.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(98)
‘Anne always smells her hands after cooking.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(507)
‘Dogs smell each other to make friends.’
U
N n
C
R y
(160)
‘One smells/We/You/They (indef.) smell numbing substances to relieve hunger.’
U
R n
C
N y
C
R y
(110)
‘One always smells one's hands/We/You/They (indef.) always smell our/your/their hands after cooking.’
C
R y
(724)
‘One is smelled/We/You/They (indef.) are smelled by dogs.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y