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manducar (Verb) "to eat"
17th cent. Borrowed from Latin manducare 'id.' From mandere "to chew." From Proto-Italic *mand-n- "to chew" but originally "to stir." From Proto-Indo-European *menth2- 'id.'
Indo-European
Romance
Portuguese manjar, Catalan menjar, French manger, Italian manducare, Aromanian mãc, Romanian mânca, Sardinian mandhicare
Balto-Slavic
Old Church Slavonic męsti "to disturb," Russian mjastí 'id.,' Czech másti "to confuse," Slovene mę́sti "to disturb," Lithuanian mę̃sti "to mix"
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit mánthanti "they whirl," Ossetic yzmæntyn "to stir"