arceo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂erg-. Cognates include Old Armenian արգել (argel, obstacle) and Ancient Greek ἀρκέω (arkéō), ἄλαλκε (álalke, to ward or keep off), ἀλκή (alkḗ, prowess, courage, boldness), ἄλκιμος (álkimos, strong), ἀλέξω (aléksō, to ward or keep off), whence the bases for Ἀλκείδης (Alkeídēs, strong, mighty, descendant of Alceus) (the name of Herakles/ Hercules) and Ἀλέξανδρος (Aléksandros, defending men).

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Verb[edit]

present active arceō, present infinitive arcēre, perfect active arcuī, supine arcitum

  1. I shut up, enclose; box in.
  2. I keep off, ward off.
  3. I defend, protect (from).

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References[edit]

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