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, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, 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.

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Verb[edit]

perstringe

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of perstringō