evirate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēvirātus, perfect passive participle of ēvirō ‎(I emasculate), from ē ‎(out of) + vir ‎(man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

evirate ‎(third-person singular simple present evirates, present participle evirating, simple past and past participle evirated)

  1. To castrate.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.2:
      Some philosophers and divines have evirated themselves, and put out their eyes voluntarily, the better to contemplate.
    • 1846, Walter Savage Landor, J. Forster (editor), The works of Walter Savage Landor,
      The pope offered a hundred marks in Latin to who should eviscerate or evirate him (poisons very potent, whereat the Italians are handy), so apostolic and desperate a doctor is Dr. Glaston, — so acute in his quiddities, and so resolute in his bearing!
  2. To render weak or unmanly.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

evirate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of evirare
  2. second-person plural imperative of evirare
  3. feminine plural of evirato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēvirāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of ēvirō