tergeo

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ters- (dry), same source as Ancient Greek τέρσομαι (térsomai), Albanian djersë (sweat), Sanskrit तृष्यति (tṛṣyati) and Latin terra.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active tergeō, present infinitive tergēre, perfect active tersī, supine tersum

  1. I rub, wipe, wipe off, clean, cleanse
  2. I polish, burnish

Inflection[edit]

  • In surviving Classical sources, the passive voice is limited to the third-person forms.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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