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From Proto-Indo-European *sterh₃- (to stretch out, extend, spread). Cognate with Sanskrit आस्तॄ (āstṝ, spread), Avestan 𐬯𐬙𐬀𐬭 (star, to spread, extend), Ancient Greek στόρνυμι (stórnumi, scatter), Old English strewian (English strew), Old Norse strá.



present active struō, present infinitive struere, perfect active struxī, supine structum

  1. I compose, construct, build
  2. I ready, prepare
  3. I place, arrange

Usage notes[edit]

In Classical texts, the only passive forms for this verb are the third-person singular and plural. Please note that there is a disagreement over whether or not there is a macron on the third and fourth principal parts and the subsequent verb forms from these (strūxī for struxī and strūctum for structum).


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