Expugn
Expugn Ex*pugn" ([e^]ks*p[=u]n"), v. t. [L. expugnare; ex out + pugnare to fight, pugna fight. Cf. {Impugn}.] To take by assault; to storm; to overcome; to vanquish; as, to expugn cities; to expugn a person by arguments. [1913 Webster]

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  • expugn — early 15c., eradicate, exterminate, also conquer, defeat, from O.Fr. expugner, from L. expugnare to take by assault, storm, capture, from ex (see EX (Cf. ex )) + pugnare to fight (see PUGNACIOUS (Cf. pugnacious)). Related: Expugned …   Etymology dictionary

  • expugn — transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English expugnen, from Latin expugnare, from ex ex (I) + pugnare to fight; akin to Latin pugnus fist more at pungent 1. obsolete : to take by storm 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • inexpugnable — late 15c., from L. inexpugnabilis not to be taken by assault, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1) + expuglabilis, from expugnare (see EXPUGN (Cf. expugn)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • By virtue of — Virtue Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cardinal virtues — Virtue Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In virtue of — Virtue Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Theological virtues — Virtue Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virtue — Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too strong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BACULUS Jesu — summae apud Hibernos venerationis, per quem vulgari opinione S. Patricius venenatos ex Insula vermeseiecit: Car. du Fresne, ex Silv. Giraldo Topogr. Hibern. dist. 3. c. 34. et de Hibern. Expugn. l. 2. c. 18 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • BUCCEA VIA — in Epist. Comitis S. Pauli de prima expugn. Constantinop. apud Godefridun Monachum, Fretum Abydenum denotat, voce conflatâ ex bucca seu os, et Avie seu Avidus, vel Abydus, quasi Os, h. e. ostium Abydt. Vocem enim Bucca vel Buccea, pro ostio… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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