Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Guadagná-re, v. a.
1. to get, gain, to win, acquire property; 2. to occupy with advantage;3. to deserve; 4. to prevail upon or with one, to win one, draw one in; 5. to learn; 6. to beget (applied to beasts). — il pane, la vita,to gain one's bread or livelihood. — una malattia, to catch a disorder. — una sventura,to bring a misfortune upon one's self. — il vento, (naut. t.) to get the wind or the weather gage; s. m. Guadagná-tóre, f. Guadagná-tríce; adj. Guadagná-nte.
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guadagnare: to gaine, to winne, to profit, to get, to acquire. Also to deserue.