Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Contá-re, v. a.
1. to count, reckon, number; 2. to pay; 3. to value, esteem; 4. to set a price upon; 5. to calculate, rely upon; v. n. to relate, narrate; v. r. to be esteemed, to have credit; s. m. Contá-tóre, f. Contá-tríce; adj. Contá-nte.
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contare: to count, to number, to tell, to reckon, to report. Also as Cuntáre.