tumeo

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *tum-éh₁- (to be swelling), stative stem of *tum- (to swell). Cognates include Sanskrit तुम्र (túmra, big, strong) and तूतुम (tūtumá, strong, effective), Proto-Germanic *þūmô (whence English thumb), and Lithuanian tumė́ti (to become thick).

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present active tumeō, present infinitive tumēre, perfect active tumuī (no passive)

  1. I am swollen, turgid, distended, puffed out or inflated, I swell.
  2. (figuratively) I am excited or violent, ready to burst forth.
  3. (figuratively) I am puffed out or inflated with pride.
  4. (figuratively, of speech or writing) I am turgid, pompous or bombastic.

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References[edit]

  • tumeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 633