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Particularly: “Why would *strowō become struō? Compare novus where there is -ov- rather than -u-.”

From Proto-Italic *strowō[1], from Proto-Indo-European *strew- (to strew, to spread out). Cognate with Old English strewian (English strew), Old Norse strá.



present active struō, present infinitive struere, perfect active struxī, supine structum

  1. I compose, construct, build
  2. I ready, prepare
  3. I place, arrange

Usage notes[edit]

In Classical texts, the only passive forms for this verb are the third-person singular and plural. Please note that there is a disagreement over whether or not there is a macron on the third and fourth principal parts and the subsequent verb forms from these (strūxī for struxī and strūctum for structum).


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  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers