initio

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Etymology[edit]

Late Latin; from initium (beginning), from ineō (go in, make a start), from in (in, into) + (go).

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Verb[edit]

present active initiō, present infinitive initiāre, perfect active initiāvī, supine initiātum

  1. I begin, originate.
  2. I initiate, consecrate.

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Noun[edit]

initiō

  1. dative singular of initium
  2. ablative singular of initium

References[edit]

  • initio in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879