flecto

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *flek-t, of uncertain ultimate origin, lacking any solid Indo-European cognates. Possible Proto-Indo-European predecessors include *bʰleK-, *dʰleK-, and *gʷʰleK-.

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Verb[edit]

present active flectō, present infinitive flectere, perfect active flexī, supine flexum

  1. I bend, curve or bow.
  2. I turn or curl.
  3. (figuratively) I persuade, prevail upon, or soften.

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References[edit]

  • de Vaan, Michiel, Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, vol. 7, of Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Alexander Lubotsky ed., Leiden: Brill, 2008.