comprehendo

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Etymology[edit]

From com- + prehendō (catch, grasp).

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Verb[edit]

present active comprehendō, present infinitive comprehendere, perfect active comprehendī, supine comprehensum

  1. I lay hold of something on all sides; take or catch hold of, grasp, grip.
  2. I seize upon in a hostile manner, lay hold of; occupy, capture (of a place); arrest, detain, apprehend, catch.
  3. (to a crime or deed) I discover, detect, come upon, reveal.
  4. I intercept a letter.
  5. (of plants) I take root, take hold.
  6. (of a woman) I become pregnant, conceive.
  7. (of space) I contain, comprise, enclose, include, comprehend.
  8. (with ignem) I catch (fire).
  9. (Late Latin, of medicines) I combine, unite.
  10. (figuratively) I comprehend by sense of sight, perceive, observe, see.
  11. (figuratively) I comprehend something by the mind, understand, perceive, grasp, comprehend.
  12. (figuratively) I include or comprehend in words, comprise in discourse, express, describe, recount, narrate.
  13. (figuratively) I number, enumerate, reckon.
  14. (figuratively) I comprehend someone in affection, embrace with kindness, bind or put under obligation.
  15. (figuratively, Late Latin) I shut in, include.

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References[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

comprehendo

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of comprehender