comedo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin comedō (glutton).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

comedo (plural comedones)

  1. a blackhead
    1964: Lying on, in, under her, I pore with squinnying eyes on a mole on that browngold rivercolour riverripple skin with its smell of sun, or else a tiny unsqueezed comedo by the flat and splaying nose. — Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

com- ((intensifier)) +‎ edō (I eat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active comedō, present infinitive comedere, perfect active comēdī, supine comēsum

  1. I eat or chew up
  2. I consume or devour
  3. I fret or chafe
  4. I waste or squander

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

comedō m (genitive comedōnis); third declension

  1. A glutton, gormandizer.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative comedō comedōnēs
genitive comedōnis comedōnum
dative comedōnī comedōnibus
accusative comedōnem comedōnēs
ablative comedōne comedōnibus
vocative comedō comedōnēs