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vestigio m. (Noun) "vestige"
15th cent. From Latin vestigium "track." A metaphor of the footprints one leaves behind. Of unknown origin. However, de Vaan (2014) connects it to Proto-Italic *wers- "to sweep" (see barrer).
French vestige, Romanian vestigiu
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