Reconstruction:Latin/oleo

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This Latin entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *oleō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂oléye-, the o-grade causative of *h₂el- (grow, nourish). Cognate to Latin alō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

*oleō (present infinitive *olēre); second conjugation, no passive, no perfect or supine stem

  1. I grow.

Usage notesEdit

Found only in compounds, not attested as an independent verb in Classical texts.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • oleo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • oleo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers