pecto

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *peḱ- (to pluck). Cognates include Ancient Greek πέκω (pékō, comb or card wool) and Sanskrit पशु (paśu, cattle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active pectō, present infinitive pectere, perfect active pēxī, supine pexum

  1. I comb.
  2. (of wool) I card, heckle, comb.
  3. (by extension) I hoe, weed.
  4. (figuratively) I give someone a thrashing, thrash.

Inflection[edit]

The third and fourth principal parts, pexī and pexum, can be written as pexuī and pectitum, respectively, and hence all of their verb forms as such.

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