ghermire

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb ghermire, which means to clutchto claw (at), or to grab something with one’s claws/talons. The verb is usually used to describe animals that grab their prey with claws, like an eagle, for example.

See the verb used below:

La scena che abbiamo visto l’altro giorno in montagna è stata impressionante: un’aquila ha ghermito un cerbiatto e l’ha portato in volo verso il suo nido. Non sapevamo che le aquile fossero così forti!

The scene we saw in the mountains the other day was impressive: an eagle grabbed a fawn with its talons and carried it into the air towards its nest. We didn’t know eagles could be so strong!

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