disicio

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From dis- + iaciō (throw, hurl).

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Verb[edit]

present active disiciō, present infinitive disicere, perfect active disiēcī, supine disiectum

  1. I throw or drive asunder; scatter, disperse, break up, divide; dishevel.
  2. (military) I disperse, scatter or rout the enemy.
  3. I destroy, bring to naught; thwart, overthrow, frustrate.

Usage notes[edit]

In prosody, the first syllable is always long, thus disiciō can be alternatively written as dīsiciō.

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References[edit]

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