defendo

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Noun[edit]

defendo (uncountable, accusative defendon)

  1. defense (US), defence (Commonwealth)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From + *fendō (hit, thrust), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰen- (to strike, to kill). Compare offendō.

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Verb[edit]

present active dēfendō, present infinitive dēfendere, perfect active dēfendī, supine dēfensum

  1. to drive away
  2. to defend, guard or protect
    • 63 BCE, Cicero, Catiline Orations (Latin text and English translations here)
      Quam diu quisquam erit qui te defendere audeat, vives, et vives ita ut nunc vivis, multis meis et firmis praesidiis obsessus ne commovere te contra rem publicam possis. Multorum te etiam oculi et aures non sentientem, sicut adhuc fecerunt, speculabuntur atque custodient.
      As long as one person exists who can dare to defend you, you shall live; but you shall live as you do now, surrounded by my many and trusty guards, so that you shall not be able to stir one finger against the republic: many eyes and ears shall still observe and watch you, as they have hitherto done, though you shall not perceive them.

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Verb[edit]

defendo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of defender