noceo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *nokeō, causative of Proto-Indo-European *neḱ- (perish, disappear). Cognate with Middle Welsh angheu (death), Breton ankou, Old Irish éc, Latin noxius (harmful), Latin nex (murder, violent death) (as opposed to mors), Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekrós, dead), Old Persian 𐎻𐎴𐎰𐎹𐎫𐎹 (vi-nathayatiy, he injures), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬌𐬌𐬈𐬌𐬙𐬌 (nasyeiti, disappears), 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬎 (nasu-, corpse), Sanskrit नश्यति (naśyati, disappear, perish).

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Verb[edit]

present active noceō, present infinitive nocēre, perfect active nocuī, supine nocitum

  1. (with a dative) I injure, do harm to, hurt

Usage notes[edit]

  • The injury caused may be physical or emotional.

Conjugation[edit]

  • In practice, the only passive forms met with in Latin are the third-person singular forms.

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