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What is the latin preposition for "Upon"?

“Call upon” is a phrasal verb, which you cannot translate by translating its constituents. The Latin translation will usually not be the same sort of verb+preposition pair as in English. You can look ...
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What does "1" mean in vocabulary entries?

The number means that the verbs belong to the first conjugation. There are four or so conjugations or inflection types of Latin verbs. The verb dare is close to the first conjugation but somewhat ...
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Why do words starting with vu- all have alternative forms starting with vo-?

They all started out with /wo/. Then /o/ turned into /u/ in some contexts: in syllables other than the first. This mainly shows up in the last syllable of inflected words (e.g. -os, -om, -ont became -...
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Can 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢 mean "Calm, self-possessed waiting"?

Yes – or at least something very close to that – but it is apparently a rare usage, at least in ancient Latin. I did not find unequivocal examples in Lewis & Short or Georges, and Forcellini does ...
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Is etymology the best way or a good way to build Latin vocabulary?

Humans learn best by connecting new information to existing information in a variety of ways, and paying attention to etymology is a good way to contribute to that. It's a little unclear what you mean ...
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How to use immo?

It can be summed up as the casual use of English “actually.” For the question “Is he well?” “Actually, he’s the dictator!” “Actually, he is dead.” It signifies either contradiction to the previous ...

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