Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Mená-re, v. a. & n.
1. to lead, guide, conduct from one place to another. — seco, to bring along with one; 2. to conduct, cause to arrive;3. to make; 4. to carry; 5. to administer, provide;6. to agitate, disturb, move. — colpo, pugno, botta, to strike, to hit with any weapon. — figliuoli, to get children; 7. (met.) to induce, persuade a person to do any thing; 8. to fight. — a braccia, to carry or support in the arms. — ad effetto, to effect, accomplish. — a giudice, to bring an action against. — alla mazza, to betray. — allegrezza, to be cheerful, to divert, amuse one's self. — carole, to dance. — delle calcagna, to run away as fast as one can. — desiderio, to desire, wish for. — di punta, to wound with the point of any thing. — di piatto, to strike with the flat side of any weapon. — di questa vita, to quit this life, to die. — disdetto, to go from one's word. — dolore, to grieve, afflict. — guerra, to make war. — i giorni, to pass the time. — in servaggio,to enslave, make a slave of. — la lingua contro, to speak ill of. — la pratica, to manage a business with secrecy. — le trombette, to sound the trumpets. — la vita, to live. — donna or moglie, to marry. — le gambe, to run away. — le mani, to strike, to fight. — uno, to direct or guide a person in his affairs;9. to purge, to evacuate (the stomach or intestines).— a morte, to kill; 10. to loosen, to make loose. — un pugno, o altro colpo, to box, to beat, or strike; 11. to move, to stir, to jog, to wag, to shake; 12. to produce, to bear, to yield, to bring force; 13. to plot, to contrive, to brew. — a capo, to bring to an end. — buona, to grant or allow, also to forgive. Ve la meno buona per questa volta. I forgive it you for this time. — a lunga, to delay, to prolong, to defer. — smanie, to wish ardently, long for. — orgoglio, to grow haughty or proud. — per il naso, to lead by the nose. — per parole, to delay, to prolong, to put off with fair words. — la danza, to lead a dance. — trattato, to treat with secretly, to plot, contrive secretly. — il can per l'aja, to delay. — il mantice,to blow the bellows. — la vita in una solitudine,to live a solitary life. — a tondo, to spare nobody or nothing, to use all alike; s. m.Mená-tóre , f. Mená-tríce; adj. Mená-nte.
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menare: to leade, to conduct, to direct, to guide, to bring by the hand. Also to iumble, to wag or stirre too and fro, to frig or to wriggle. Also to treate, to handle or manage.