Wednesday, March 18, 2009


"Adamo," with the accent on the "o" is the first person form of the present tense of "adamare," which is the present infinitive form and the one that means "to fall in love with" and, additionally, to "conceive desire for, desire eagerly, covet, admire exceedingly," etc., a verb of the first conjugation. The Dell press release that's reprinted virtually word for word and almost everywhere is most irritating. At any rate, I've had a lot of fun at breakfast this morning referring to the 1890 edition of An Elementary Latin Dictionary, by Charlton P. Lewis, Ph. D., published by the American Book Company division of Harper & Brothers.


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