Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Armá-re, v. a.
1. to arm, provide with arms, put on armour; 2. to equip, fit out a ship;3. to fortify, provide, furnish; 4. to support, stay, prop up. — una volta, to support an arch with centres; v. r. 1. to take up arms;2. to arm one's self; 3. to fortify, strengthen, secure one's self. — di pazienza, to be patient,s. m. Armá-tóre, f. Armá-tríce; adj. Armá-nte.
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