neco

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *neḱ- (perish, disappear); see also Middle Welsh angheu (death), Breton ankou, Old Irish éc, Latin noxius (harmful), Latin nocere (to hurt, harm), Latin nex (murder, violent death) (as opposed to mors), Ancient Greek νέκυς (nékus, a dead body) and νεκρός (nekrós, dead), Old Persian [script needed] (vi-nathayatiy, he injures), Avestan [script needed] (nasiieiti, disappears), [script needed] (nasu-, corpse), Sanskrit नश्यति (naśyati, disappear, perish).

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present active necō, present infinitive necāre, perfect active necāvī, supine necātum

  1. I kill, murder, especially without physical wounding such as by poison or hunger.
  2. (figuratively) I thwart, check.

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