haereo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active haereō, present infinitive haerēre, perfect active haesī, supine haesum

  1. I stick, cling, cleave, adhere.
  2. I keep close (to), attach myself (to), follow; pursue.
  3. I remain fixed, abide, keep at, continue, persist.
  4. I am brought to a standstill, I am suspended
  5. I am stuck in a situation; I am at a loss; I am embarrassed; hesitate.

Inflection[edit]

  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.

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References[edit]

  • haereo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 278