Latin Motto of Maine: DIRIGO

The Latin motto of Maine, dirigo, means I direct or I guide.

The principal parts of the verb dirigo are:

dirigo, dirigere, direxi, directus

This verb is a compound of rego, regere, rexi, rectus, meaning to rule. Note the similarity of principal parts.

Common English derivatives:

From the 4th principal part: direct, indirect, direction, directory, director, directive, directivity.

From the 2nd principal part: dirigisme (control by the state of economic and social matters)

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