construo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From con- (with) + struō (pile up, arrange; build, erect).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

present active cōnstruō, present infinitive cōnstruere, perfect active cōnstruxī, supine cōnstructum

  1. I heap, bring, collect or gather together.
  2. I construct, build, fabricate, erect.
  3. (grammar) I connect, construct.

Usage notesEdit

In Classical texts, the only passive forms for this verb are the third-person singular and plural. Please note that there is a disagreement over whether or not there is a macron on the third and fourth principal parts and the subsequent verb forms from these (cōnstrūxī for cōnstruxī and cōnstrūctum for cōnstructum).

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ReferencesEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

construo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of construir
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