obliviscor

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Etymology[edit]

From ob (over) + root of levis (smooth), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-w-, from the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)ley- (slime, slimy, sticky). More at limus (mud). From the same Proto-Indo-European root is Latin oblino (I daub over, I besmear).

Another possibility is the conjunction of ob (over) + līvor, līveō ("to become dark"), hence, to have the mind darkened, forget; to forget.

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Verb[edit]

present active oblīvīscor, present infinitive oblīvīscī, perfect active oblītus sum (deponent)

  1. I lose remembrance of, forget.
  2. I forget, disregard, omit, neglect.

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References[edit]

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