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English Derivatives of VINCIT

by Olivia Montana
(Pennslyvania)

What are some English derivatives for the word vincit?



Hi Olivia,

Vincere means to conquer. There are several English words that share the same root.

Invincible: unable to be conquered.

Victim: one who has been conquered.

Convince: to win over.

Victory: success or triumph.

Victor: one who has conquered.

Victoria: Roman goddess of victory; a girl's given name.

Victress: a victorious woman.

Convict: (verb) to prove guilty by trial; (noun) one proven guilty by trial.

Can you find more on your own?

Hope this helps and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.

Sincerely,

John



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