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Old Tupi[edit]



  1. death
    • 1618, Araújo (Antônio de), Catecismo na Língua Brasílica, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Rio, 1952), page 315:
      Opá t-eõ îandé mo-ndyk-i.
      Death destroys us all.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The stem could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. The absolute form t-eõ was used whenever the noun was not possessed.


  1. to die

Usage notes[edit]

  • For inanimate subjects, s-eõ was used, and for animate subjects, t-eõ.
  • These forms were only used in infinitive and other conjugations derived from infinitive. In the indicative, imperative and gerund, the stem was manó.