nanciscor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂eh₂nónḱe (has reached, attained), perfective of *h₂neḱ- (to reach). Old Irish (do·)ánaic, Lithuanian nèšti (to carry), Ancient Greek ἤνεγκα (ḗnenka, I carried), Old English ġenōg (enough), Old Church Slavonic нєсти (nesti, to carry), Sanskrit अश्नोति, नशति (attains).

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Verb[edit]

present active nancīscor, present infinitive nancīscī, perfect active nactus sum (deponent)

  1. I meet with, stumble on, encounter, acquire, get, reach, find something.
  2. I contract, catch.
  3. (by extension) I possess by birth, have by nature.

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References[edit]

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