polluo

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Etymology[edit]

From *por + luō. *por is a variant of the Latin prepositions prō and per.[1]

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present active polluō, present infinitive polluere, perfect active polluī, supine pollūtum

  1. I soil, defile, pollute, stain, foul.
  2. (figuratively, morally) I contaminate, violate, dishonor, desecrate, pollute, defile.

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References[edit]

  • polluo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  1. ^ “polluzione” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2