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principio

Γελᾷ δ' ὁ μωρός, κἄν τι μὴ γέλοιον ᾖ -> The fool laughs even when there's nothing to laugh at
Menander

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

princĭpĭo: āre, v. a. id.,
I to begin to speak, to begin, commence (post-class.): hoc genus principiandi, Aug. Prin. Rhet. p. 328.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

prīncĭpĭō, āre, intr., débuter, faire un exorde : Ps. Aug. *Rhet. 20.

Spanish > Greek

Α, ἔναυσμα, ἔναρξις, εἰσαγωγή, ἔναυσις, εἰσβολή, δόξα, γένεσις, ἀρχίδιον, ἀρχή, αἴτιος

Latin > English

principio principiare, principiavi, principiatus V :: begin to speak; begin to peak (medieval)