absto

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ab (from, away from) + stō (stand; remain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active abstō, present infinitive abstāre, perfect active abstitī (no passive)

  1. (intransitive, usually used with longe) I stand off or at a distance from, stand aloof.

Inflection[edit]

Note that the third principal part, abstitī, can also be written as abstetī, with all of its subsequent verb forms written alike.

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References[edit]

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