obicio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ob + iaciō (I throw, hurl).

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Verb[edit]

present active ōbiciō, present infinitive ōbicere, perfect active ōbiēcī, supine ōbiectum

  1. I throw or put to, towards, in front of or before, hold out, offer, present; expose.
  2. I cast in the way, interpose; set against, oppose.
  3. (figuratively) I throw out against someone, taunt, reproach or upbraid with.
  4. (figuratively) I bring upon, inspire, inflict, visit, produce, cause.

Usage notes[edit]

In prosody, the first syllable is scanned short in works by some later writers; thus ōbiciō can be alternatively written as obiciō.

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