comprehender

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

comprehend +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

comprehender (plural comprehenders)

  1. Agent noun of comprehend: one who comprehends.
    • 2005, Margaret J. Snowling, Charles Hulme, The Science of Reading: A Handbook, p. 232:
      Less-skilled comprehenders do not know when it is appropriate to draw inferences.
    • 1989, Hans-Wilhelm Dechert, Manfred Raupach, Interlingual Processes, p. 138:
      This mental representation provides the comprehender with a general plan according to which he can organize, interrelate and memorize the incoming information.
    • 1908, Paul Deussen, The Philosophy of the Upanishads, p. 169:
      There is no seer beside him, no hearer beside him, no comprehender beside him, no knower beside him.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin comprehendere

Verb[edit]

comprehender

  1. to teach
  2. to understand; to comprehend
    • Premier Volume des Exposées des Épistoles:
      Les ministres des juifz comprehenderent Jesus Christ

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-d, *-ds, *-dt are modified to t, z, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

comprehender (first-person singular present indicative comprehendo, past participle comprehendido)

  1. Obsolete form of compreender.
  2. First-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of comprehender
  3. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) future subjunctive of comprehender
  4. First-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of comprehender
  5. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) personal infinitive of comprehender

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin comprehendere, present active infinitive of comprehendō.

Verb[edit]

comprehender (first-person singular present comprehendo, first-person singular preterite comprehendí, past participle comprehendido)

  1. obsolete spelling of comprender
    • circa 5th century, José Cayetano Díaz de Beyral (translator), La ciudad de Dios[1], translation of De Civitate Dei by Augustine of Hippo, published 1795, book XII, chapter XVIII:
      Sobre el otro punto que dicen, que ni la ciencia de Dios puede comprehender las cosas infinitas, les resta el atreverse á decir, sumergiéndose en este profundo abismo de impiedad, que no conoce Dios todos los números []
      As for their other assertion, that God's knowledge cannot comprehend things infinite, it only remains for them to affirm, in order that they may sound the depths of their impiety, that God does not know all numbers.