aestimo

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From Old Latin aestumāre, whose origin is uncertain. Usually explained as aes (copper, bronze) +‎ *temos (cut), so “one who cuts copper”, meaning one in the Roman Republic who mints money. De Vaan find this not credible and proposes a connection with the Proto-Indo-European root *h₂eis- (to seek) found in aerusco (to beg).

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present active aestimō, present infinitive aestimāre, perfect active aestimāvī, supine aestimātum

  1. I determine the value of something; value, price, rate, appraise, assess; estimate, reckon, consider, judge.
  2. I estimate the moral value of something; hold, weigh, value.

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  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 28