SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cingere, present active infinitive of cingō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kenk-.

VerbEdit

ceñir (first-person singular present ciño, first-person singular preterite ceñí, past participle ceñido)

  1. (transitive) to adjust (clothing)
  2. (transitive) to encircle, gird
  3. (transitive) to surround, be around
  4. (transitive) to hug, to be tight (said of clothing)
  5. (transitive) to restrict

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: The i in certain endings is absorbed; the e becomes a i in certain conjugations.

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