incendo

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Etymology[edit]

From in (in) + candeō (I am hot).

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present active incendō, present infinitive incendere, perfect active incendī, supine incensum

  1. (transitive) I set on fire, burn, kindle.
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.264
      hic iam galbaneos suadebo incendere odores
      Then I would urge you to burn fragrant resin of galbanum
  2. (transitive) I heat, make hot, scorch.
  3. (transitive) I light up with fire, make a fire upon.
  4. (transitive) I make bright or shining, light up, brighten; adorn.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) I set on fire, excite, rouse, incite; incense, irritate.
  6. (transitive, figuratively) I enhance, raise, intensify.
  7. (transitive, figuratively) I ruin, destroy, lay waste.

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References[edit]

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