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caedo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *keh₂id-, *kh₂eyd- (to cut, hew). Cognates include Old High German heia (wooden hammer), Old Armenian խայթ (xaytʿ, sting) and Sanskrit खिदति (khidati, to tear, press).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

present active caedō, present infinitive caedere, perfect active cecīdī, supine caesum

  1. To cut, to hew, to fell.
  2. To strike, to beat.
  3. To kill.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 79, 80