spero

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spero

  1. first-person singular present indicative of sperare

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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Indo-European *spē-, *sph- (to prosper, to turn out well), (compare Hittite [script needed] (ispai)[script needed], Avestan [script needed] (spənvat-)[script needed], Sanskrit स्फायते (sphā́yatē, to grow fast), Baltic *spě, Slavic *spējō, Tocharian B ?spāw- (to subside, run dry)), English speed. Some make this the same root as Proto-Indo-European *spē- (to stretch, to pull), whence Latin pēnūria, spatium, Ancient Greek σπάω (spáō), πένομαι (pénomai), πένης (pénēs), πόνος (pónos), πεῖνα (peîna), σπάνις (spánis), English span.

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Verb[edit]

present active spērō, present infinitive spērāre, perfect active spērāvī, supine spērātum

  1. I hope, expect
    • Spero ut pacem habeant semper
      I hope that they may always have peace.
  2. I await, anticipate
  3. I fear, am apprehensive
  4. I assume, suppose

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References[edit]

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