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suggillate

Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:24 am

(v. t.) To beat livid, or black and blue.

(v. t.) To beat livid, or black and blue.

I came across this word (in Portuguese sugilar, from Latin suggillare) while looking up sugerir and sugestionar in a Portuguese dictionary. Portuguese sugilar has an additional meaning of defame, vituperate, tarnish, which English suggillate doesn't seem to have, at least according to this source.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:23 pm

This source includes the metaphorical usage as well....

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Postby gailr » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:56 pm

My English-language ready references either omit suggilate or note that it "is not in use". (Not clear if there is a penalty for using it, anyway...)

However, it did remind me of Sugars Ray Robinson and Leonard, both American pugilists of note.

B_dude, you are pummeling us with new words!

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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:42 pm

This source includes the metaphorical usage as well....

Thank you for that, Henri. Now I'll have more opportunities to use this exquisite word.

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