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mordeo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *(s)merd- (to bite, sting). Cognate with Ancient Greek σμερδνός (smerdnós), σμερδαλέος (smerdaléos), English smart.

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VerbEdit

present active mordeō, present infinitive mordēre, perfect active momordī, supine morsum

  1. I bite (into); nibble, gnaw.
  2. I nip, sting.
  3. I eat, consume, devour, erode.
  4. I bite into, take hold of, press or cut into.
  5. I hurt, pain, sting.
  6. I squander, waste, dissipate.

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ReferencesEdit

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