refero

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- + ferō (bear, carry).

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Verb[edit]

present active referō, present infinitive referre, perfect active rettulī, supine relātum

  1. I bear, bring, drive or carry back.
  2. I give back, give up, return, restore, pay back, repay.
  3. (of sound) I bring back, return, answer, echo.
  4. I bring back, restore, renew, revive, repeat.
  5. I say in return, respond, reply, answer.
  6. I repeat, report, announce, relate, recount, tell, say
  7. I make known officially, report, announce, notify, proclaim.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The forms "rettul..." are also found as "retul...".

References[edit]

  • refero in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Frederic M. Wheelock and Richard A. LaFleur (2000), Wheelock's Latin (6th edition), HarperCollins: New York, ISBN 0-06-095641-0