affecto

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Etymology[edit]

Frequentative of afficiō (affect), from ad + faciō (do, make).

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present active affectō, present infinitive affectāre, perfect active affectāvī, supine affectātum

  1. I strive after, pursue, aim to do; desire, aspire at.
  2. (with viam) I enter on or take a way, set out on, journey.
  3. (with spem) I cling to, cherish.
  4. I seize, lay hold of.
  5. I seek to draw, try to win over or attempt to lay hold of.
  6. I pretend to have, affect, feign.

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References[edit]

  • affecto in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879