petegi

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From peti (to request) + -eg- (intensifier)

Verb[edit]

petegi (present petegas, past petegis, future petegos, conditional petegus, volitive petegu)

  1. To beseech or to beg.
    • 1910, Lewis Caroll, trans. by E. L. Kearney, ', British Esperanto Association[1]:
      "Ho, pardonu! mi petegas," ekkriis Alicio, timante ke ŝi vundis la sentojn al la kompatinda besto, "mi tute forgesis ke vi ne amas la katojn."
      "Oh, I beg your pardon!" cried Alice hastily, afraid that she had hurt the poor animal's feelings, "I quite forgot you didn't like cats."

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