perstringe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin perstringere, from per- + stringere ‎(to tie, bind).

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perstringe ‎(third-person singular simple present perstringes, present participle perstringing, simple past and past participle perstringed)

  1. (now archaic or literary) To censure, criticize.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.2.4.iv:
      I speak not of such as generally tax vice […], but such as personate, rail, scoff, calumniate, perstringe by name, or in presence offend.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

perstringe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of perstringō