From Proto-Indo-European *paw- (“strike”). Cognate with Latin paviō, pudeō, repudium, (poss.) tripudium.
paveō (present infinitive pavēre, perfect active pāvī); second conjugation, no passive
- (intransitive) I am struck with fear, I am afraid or terrified; tremble or quake with fear.
- (transitive) I fear, dread or am terrified by.
- This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
- “paveo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.