suadeo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *swādēō, from Proto-Indo-European *swoh₂déye-, from *sweh₂d-. Cognate with suāvis (sweet).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active suādeō, present infinitive suādēre, perfect active suāsī, supine suāsum

  1. I recommend, advise.
  2. I urge, exhort; persuade.
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.264
      hic iam galbaneos suadebo incendere odores
      Then I would urge you to burn fragrant resin of galbanum
  3. I advocate, promote, support, recommend.

Inflection[edit]

  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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