mitto

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Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *meyth₂-, *mith₂- (to exchange, remove). From the original meaning "to exchange" a semantic shift occurred to "to give, bestow" and then "to let go, send". Cognates include Sanskrit मेथेते (methete, to become hostile, quarrel) and Gothic 𐌹𐌽-𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (in-maidjan, to change).

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Verb[edit]

present active mittō, present infinitive mittere, perfect active mīsī, supine missum

  1. I send, cause to go, let go, release, discharge.
  2. I announce, tell, report, send word, advise.
  3. I yield, furnish, produce, export.
  4. I put an end to.
  5. I let or bring out, put or send forth, send out, emit; let blood, bleed; utter a sound, speak, say.
  6. I throw, hurl, cast, launch, send; throw down, sprinkle.
  7. I attend, guide, escort.
  8. I dismiss, disregard.
    Mitte hunc mea gratia.
    Let him alone for my sake.

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References[edit]

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