Reconstruction:Latin/perdono

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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

per- +‎ dōnō, a calque of Proto-Germanic *fragebaną or one of its descendants. The prevalence only in Western Romance languages aligns with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire and succession of the several barbarian Gothic kingdoms; it is probable that the calque originated from the Germanic-speaking elite (see Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 (fragiban) and Frankish *firgeban) and trickled downwards through society to the general subjects.

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VerbEdit

*perdōnō (present infinitive *perdōnāre, perfect active *perdōnāvī, supine *perdōnātum); first conjugation

  1. (Vulgar Latin) I forgive, pardon.

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