ceñir

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cingere, present active infinitive of cingō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kenk-.

Verb[edit]

ceñir (first-person singular present ciño, first-person singular preterite ceñí, past participle ceñido)

  1. (transitive) to adjust (clothing)
  2. (transitive) to encircle, gird
  3. (transitive) to surround, be around
  4. (transitive) to hug, to be tight (said of clothing)
  5. (transitive) to restrict

Conjugation[edit]

  • Rule: The i in certain endings is absorbed; the e becomes a i in certain conjugations.

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