mordeo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *merə- (to rub, wipe; to pack, rob).

PronunciationEdit

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.

InflectionEdit

  • The third principal part, momordī, also appears as memordī.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • mordeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
Last modified on 1 September 2013, at 13:23