temere

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The verb temere also has an intransitive variant, in which the theme/stimulus argument is non-core, encoded as a prepositional phrase headed by the preposition per 'for', and cannot be passivized.
The verb also allows an intransitive variant, with an additional affected participant (which is neither an experiencer nor a stimulus) expressed as a prepositional phrase headed by the preposition
per ('for').

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(82)
Il Re piemontese teme la potenza austriaca.
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
re
king.M.SG
piemontes-e
Piedmontese-M.SG
tem-e
fear-PRS.3SG
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
potenz-a
power-F.SG
austriac-a
Austrian-F.SG
‘The king of Piedmont fears Austrian power.’
(770)
Temo Giovanni per la sua arroganza.
tem-o
fear-PRS.1SG
Giovanni
John
per
for
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
su-a
his-F.SG
arroganz-a
arrogance-F.SG
‘I fear John because of his arrogance.’
(810)
Temo per la sua salute.
tem-o
fear-PRS.1SG
per
for
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
su-a
his-F.SG
salute
health
‘I fear for his health.’
(811)
Temo per il futuro del paese.
tem-o
fear-PRS.1SG
per
for
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
futuro
future
de-l
of-ART.DEF.M.SG
paes-e
country-M.SG
‘I fear for the future of the country.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEAR Coding set Argument type
1 fearer V.subj A
2 fear stimulus Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(83)
‘Old age is feared without any reason.’
(87)
‘The party fears Mark's candidacy.’
C
R y
(84)
‘For some hours one feared /we/they (indef.) feared the worst for Simon’s fate.’
(86)
‘The discussion got out of hand and one/we/ they (indef.)/feared/it was feared that it could degenerate.’
(131)
‘One fears/We/You/They (indef.) fear old age for no reason.’
C
R y
(85)
‘The general is feared by his troops.’
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(134)
‘Anne and Luke fear each other.’
U
N n
U
R n
C
M y
(132)
‘Mario fears himself.’
C
R y
(133)
‘One fears himself/You fear yourself/We fear ourselves/They fear themselves with good reason/We/You/They fear each other with good reason.’
C
R y
(725)
‘One is/We/You/They (indef.) are feared by the students without a reason.’
U
N n
U
R n
(771)
‘I fear John's arrogance.’
U
N n
C
N y