iacio

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *(H)ih₁-k- (to throw, let go). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἵημι (híēmi, to send, throw).

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present active iaciō, present infinitive iacere, perfect active iēcī, supine iactum

  1. I throw, hurl, cast, fling; throw away.
    Alea iacta est.
    The die has been cast.
  2. I lay, set, establish, build, found, construct, erect.
  3. I send forth, emit; bring forth, produce.
  4. I scatter, sow, throw.
  5. (as a shadow) I project.
  6. (figuratively) I throw out in speaking, let fall, utter, mention, declare.

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External links[edit]

  • jacio 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