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arceo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂erg-. Cognates include Old Armenian արգել (argel, obstacle) and Ancient Greek ἀρκέω (arkéō), ἄλαλκε (álalke, to ward or keep off), ἀλκή (alkḗ, prowess, courage, boldness), ἄλκιμος (álkimos, strong), ἀλέξω (aléksō, to ward or keep off), whence the bases for Ἀλκείδης (Alkeídēs, strong, mighty, descendant of Alceus) (the name of Herakles/ Hercules) and Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléksandros, defending men).

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VerbEdit

present active arceō, present infinitive arcēre, perfect active arcuī, supine arcitum

  1. I shut up, enclose; box in.
  2. I keep off, ward off.
  3. I defend, protect (from).

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ReferencesEdit

  • arceo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879