caedo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *keh₂id-, *kh₂eyd- (to cut, hew). Cognates include Old High German heia (wooden hammer), Old Armenian խայթ (xaytʿ, sting) and Sanskrit खिदति (khidati, to tear, press).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active caedō, present infinitive caedere, perfect active cecīdī, supine caesum

  1. To cut, to hew, to fell.
  2. To strike, to beat.
  3. To kill.

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References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, pages 79, 80