[*] 261. Some verbs of the Third Conjugation in -uō, -uere, are formed from noun-stems in u- and have lost a consonant i:—
- statuō (for † statu-yō ), -ere, to set up, from status, position.
- metuō , -ere, to fear, from metus, fear.
- acuō , -ere, to sharpen, from acus, needle.
- arguō , -ere, to clear up, from inherited stem †argu-, bright (cf. ἄργυρος).
[*] Note.--Many verbs in u are inherited, being formed from roots in u: as, fluō , fluere, flow; so-lvō (for †sē-luō, cf. λύω), solvere, dissolve. Some roots have a parasitic u: as, loquor , locūtus, speak.