Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Governá-re, v. a.
1. to govern, rule, sway; 2. to tyrannize over; 3. to direct, order; 4. — un fanciullo, to tend, take care of, bring up a child. — cavalli, &c., to tend horses, &c. — terreni, to manure the land. — vini, to manage wines. — il cammino d'altrui, to serve as an escort. — checchessia, to preserve or keep any thing carefully. — un vascello, to steer a ship; 5. to castrate, geld; v. r. to furnish, provide one's self with the necessaries of life. — da una cosa, to watch over and regulate one's conduct from any thing; s. m. Governá-tóre, f.Governá-tríce; adj. Governá-nte.