differo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dif- (apart) +‎ ferō (carry, bear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active differō, present infinitive differre, perfect active distulī, supine dīlātum (irregular)

  1. (transitive) I carry different ways, spread, scatter, disperse, separate.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) I distract, disquiet or disturb someone; confound.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) I spread, publish, circulate, divulge; cry down, defame.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) I defer, put off, protract, delay, adjourn.
  5. (intransitive) I am different, differ, vary.

Inflection[edit]

Irregular, but resembling the third conjugation. The principal parts come from several different words originally.

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References[edit]

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