certo

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Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

certo (not comparable)

  1. certainly

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin certus.

Adjective[edit]

certo m (feminine certa, masculine plural certi, feminine plural certe)

  1. certain, sure
  2. (preposition) some, certain
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certo

  1. certainly, of course, surely, definitely

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From certus (resolved, certain), a modified form of the perfect passive participle of cernō.

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Verb[edit]

present active certō, present infinitive certāre, perfect active certāvi, supine certātum

  1. I fight, wrestle.
  2. I contend, compete.
  3. I struggle, strive.
  4. (military) I fight it out.
  5. (law) I dispute.
  6. (with infinitive) I try hard.

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Adverb[edit]

certō (comparative certius, superlative certissimē)

  1. certainly, surely
  2. with certainty, without doubt

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Adjective[edit]

certō

  1. dative masculine singular of certus
  2. dative neuter singular of certus
  3. ablative masculine singular of certus
  4. ablative neuter singular of certus

References[edit]

  • Professor Kidd, et al. Collins Gem Latin Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers (Glasgow: 2004). ISBN 0-00-470763-X. page 54.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese certo, from Latin certus (certain), past participle of cernō (I sift; I discern), from Proto-Indo-European *krey- (I move; I separate)

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Adjective[edit]

certo m (feminine certa, plural certos, feminine plural certas; comparable)

  1. right; correct (not containing errors)
    Tua resposta está certa.
    You answer is correct.
  2. certain; sure (without doubt)
    • 1572, Luís Vaz de Camões, Os Lusíadas, 8th canto:
      Que leuar a ſeu Rei hum ſinal certo / Do mundo, que deixa deſcuberto.
      Than taking to his king a certain sign / Of the world he leaves discovered.
  3. precise; accurate
  4. morally right; just
    Roubar não é certo.
    Stealing is not right.
  5. inevitable (impossible to avoid or prevent)
    A morte é certa.
    Death is inevitable

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Adverb[edit]

certo (comparative mais certo superlative o mais certo)

  1. correctly
    • Fernando Pessoa (heteronym Alberto Caeiro), O espelho reflecte certo:
      O espelho reflecte certo; não erra porque não pensa.
      The mirror reflects correctly; it doesn't miss because it doesn't think.
  2. surely
    • 1572, Luís Vaz de Camões, Os Lusíadas, 2nd canto:
      Mas tu, em quem muy certo confiamos
      But you, who we very surely trust.

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Pronoun[edit]

certo m (feminine certa plural certos feminine plural certas)

  1. certain (determined but unspecified)

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