prosum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prō + sum (I am).

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Verb[edit]

present active prōsum, present infinitive prōdesse, perfect active prōfuī, future participle prōfutūrus (irregular)

  1. I am useful or of use, do good, help, benefit, serve, profit.
  2. (of medicines) I am good or beneficial.
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.267
      proderit et tunsum gallae admiscere saporem []
      It’ is good too to blend a taste of pounded oak-apples []

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References[edit]

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