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Etymology 1[edit]

From con- + cadō (fall).



present active concidō, present infinitive concidere, perfect active concidī (no passive)

  1. I fall down or together, tumble to the ground, collapse, break down, drop.
  2. I fall down lifeless in combat, I am slaughtered or slain.
  3. I fall down faint.
  4. (figuratively) I lose strength or value; I am overthrown or defeated, fail; decay, perish, waste away, go to ruin.
  5. (figuratively, of the wind) I subside, go down, fall.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From con- + caedō (cut; strike).



present active concīdō, present infinitive concīdere, perfect active concīdī, supine concīsum

  1. I cut up, through, away or to pieces, break up.
  2. (of a person's reputation) I ruin, destroy.
  3. I cut to pieces, beat severely, cudgel soundly, thrash.
  4. I cut to pieces in war, cut down, destroy, kill.
  5. (figuratively, of discourse) I divide minutely, dismember, render feeble.
  6. (figuratively, by word or deed) I strike down, ruin, destroy, annul.
  7. (figuratively) I confute, deceive, cheat, defraud.
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  • concido” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.