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Etymology of the Latin word vegetabilis

the Latin word vegetabilis (vegetative; capable of growth)
derived from the Latin word vegetare (invigorate; impart energy to)
derived from the Latin word vegetus (vigorous, active, energetic)
derived from the Latin word vegere (stir up, excite)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *weg-

Derivations in other languages

French vegetable, Italian vegetabile, Portuguese vegetável, Portuguese vegetabilidade, Spanish vegetable

Usage

Word found in Medieval Latin, Late Latin



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