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Latin Root: Bibere

by Anonymous

Dear Latin Teacher,

What is a derivative of bibit?



Dear Anonymous,

The Latin verb meaning to drink is bibo, bibere, bibi, bibitus. It has only a few English derivatives, and they are rarely used in conversation.

imbibe: to drink; to absorb or soak up; to drink into the mind, as in imbibing ideas from books, etc.

imbibition: the act of drinking, the act of absorption.

imbiber: one who imbibes, especially one who drinks alcoholic beverages.

bibatious: addicted to drinking alcohol.

bibacity: the habit of drinking too often or too much.

Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin Teacher!



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