sordeo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *swordo- (dirty, dark, black). Cognate to German schwarz, Dutch zwart, English and West Frisian swart, Danish sort.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active sordeō, present infinitive sordēre, perfect active sorduī (no passive)

  1. I am dirty, filthy or foul.
  2. (figuratively) I am mean or base.
  3. (figuratively) I am despised, slighted or held of no account.

Inflection[edit]

  • The third principal part is shared with sordēscō.

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References[edit]

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