vestire

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This verb may also occur, although marginally, with an inanimate P (mainly belonging to a restricted set, e.g., clothing), with the meaning 'wear', as in alla festa molte signore vestivano l'abito lungo, 'at the party, many ladies wore the evening gown'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(525)
Anna veste sempre suo figlio con un cappotto di lana.
Anna
Anne
vest-e
dress-PRS.3SG
sempre
always
su-o
her-M.SG
figli-o
son-M.SG
con
with
un
ART.INDF.M
cappott-o
coat-M.SG
di
of
lan-a
wool-F.SG
‘Anne always dresses her son in a woolen coat.’
(177)
Alla festa molte signore vestivano l'abito lungo.
a-lla
to-ART.DEF.F.SG
fest-a
party-F.SG
molt-e
many-F.PL
signor-e
lady-F.PL
vesti-va-no
dress-IMPF-3PL
l'=abit-o
ART.DEF.M.SG=clothes-M.SG
lung-o
long-M.SG
‘A lot of ladies wore gowns to the party.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# DRESS Coding set Argument type
1 dresser V.subj A
2 dressee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(178)
‘Anne always dresses in an original way.’
C
R y
(526)
‘The child is dressed by his mother in a woolen coat.’
C
N y
C
R y
(588)
‘In the shop windows, mannequins are dressed with autumn clothes.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(529)
‘Anne and Mary are dressing each other.’
U
N n
C
M y
(748)
‘One wears/We/You/They (indef.) wear elegant clothes at the theatre.’
U
R n
C
R y
(527)
‘Anne always dresses in an original way.’
C
R y
(528)
‘Despite the crisis, one buys one’s clothes/we buy our clothes/you buy your clothes/they (indef) buy their clothes from the best tailor in the city (lit One dresses oneself).’
C
R y
(729)
‘One is dressed/We/You/They (indef.) are dressed from head to toe.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y