precor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prex (request, petition, prayer), from Proto-Indo-European *preḱ-, *perḱ- (to ask, woo). Cognate with Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌷𐌽𐌰𐌽 (fraihnan, to ask), Old English freġnan, friġnan (to ask, inquire, learn). More at frain.

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Verb[edit]

present active precor, present infinitive precārī, perfect active precātus sum (deponent)

  1. I beseech, beg, pray, entreat.
  2. I wish well or ill (to someone); I greet with a wish.

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References[edit]

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