in grammar. The roots or essential letters of words. The words
are crude or unfinished. Thus am—is the crude form of the
verb amo; bon—of the adjective bonus; and domin
—of the noun dominus.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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