urgeo

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *worg-eje/o, from Proto-Indo-European *w(o)rǵʰ-eie-, from *werǵʰ- ‘bind, squeeze’ (compare German würgen ‘to strangle’, Lithuanian ver̃žti ‘to string, tighten, constrict’, Russian (poetic) отверзать (otverzát’) ‘to open’, literally ‘untie’, Polish otwierać ‘to open’).

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Verb[edit]

present active urgeō, present infinitive urgēre, perfect active ursī (no supine)

  1. I press, push, force, drive, urge.
  2. I weigh down, burden, oppress.
  3. I crowd, hem in, confine.

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References[edit]

  • urgeo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • urge in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911