lapidate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin lapidātus, past participle of lapidō (throw stones at), from lapis (stone)

Verb[edit]

lapidate (third-person singular simple present lapidates, present participle lapidating, simple past and past participle lapidated)

  1. (transitive, law) to throw stones or other objects at, sometimes to death, as punishment.
    • 1932 Feb 1, “Jiggs & Maggie”, Time Magazine:
      the host (in tailcoat, grey cravat, purple vest) is lapidated by his wife while he loudly cries: "Maggie—please save a cup fer coffee in the morning."
    • 2003 Aug 17, Daily Times:
      On August 27, 2002, a Nigerian court ordered the mother of a newborn child, Amina Lawal, to be publicly lapidated for adultery.
  2. (transitive) To hurl insults at
    • 1959 Jan 26, “Top of the Week”, Time Magazine:
      The hour-long (and far too slow-paced) show: Malice in Wonderland, by lampooning, lapidating S. J. Perelman, veteran of movie-writing stints

Synonyms[edit]

  • (throw stones to death): stone

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lapidate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of lapidare
  2. second-person plural imperative of lapidare
  3. feminine plural of lapidato

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

lapidāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of lapidātus