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262. Many ī-verbs or verbs of the Fourth Conjugation are formed from i-stems:—
  1. mōlior, -īrī, to toil, from mōlēs (-is), mass.
  2. fīniō , -īre, to bound, from fīnis, end.
  3. sitiō , -īre, to thirst, from sitis, thirst.
  4. stabiliō , -īre, to establish, from stabilis, stable.

a. Some arise by confusion from other stems treated as i-stems:—

  1. bulliō, -īre, to boil, from bulla (stem bullā-), bubble.
  2. condiō, -īre, to preserve, from condus (stem condo-), storekeeper.
  3. īnsāniō, -īre, to rave, from īnsānus (stem īnsāno-), mad.
  4. gestiō, -īre, to show wild longing, from gestus (stem gestu-), gesture.

Note.--Some of this form are of doubtful origin: as, ōrdior, begin, cf. ōrdo and exōrdium . The formation is closely akin to that of verbs in - of the third conjugation (p. 102).

b. Some are formed with - from consonant stems:—

  1. cūstōdiō, -īre, to guard, from cūstōs (stem cūstōd-), guardian.
  2. fulguriō , -īre, to lighten, from fulgur, lightning.

Note.--Here probably belong the so-called desideratives in -uriō (see § 263. 4. N.).

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