labefacio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From labō (give way; waver) + faciō (do, make).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active labefaciō, present infinitive labefacere, perfect active labefēcī, supine labefactum

  1. I cause to totter, shake, loosen, make ready to fall.
  2. (figuratively, of a person's mind) I cause to waver, shake, weaken.
  3. (figuratively) I weaken; overthrow, ruin, destroy.

Inflection[edit]

  • The verb has an irregular conjugation as for the passive voice.

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References[edit]

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