utor

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *oitōr, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *h₃eyt- (to take along, fetch). Compare the future stem οἴσ- (oís-) of Ancient Greek φέρω (phérō, carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active ūtor, present infinitive ūtī, perfect active ūsus sum (deponent)

  1. I use, employ.
    • Hasdrubal, Hannibal's brother, when Hannibal failed to invade Rome after his victory at Cannae.
      Vincere scis, Hannibal, victoria uti nescis
      You know how to win, Hannibal, but you do not know how to use your victory
  2. I enjoy, take advantage of.
  3. I experience, undergo, encounter.
  4. I wear.
  5. I consume.

Usage notes[edit]

Used with the ablative.

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