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  • Verum, cum haec propriis tenebris obscura jaceant, simplicium analogismo egent; inde _insectorum_ indago illico arrisit; quae cum et ipsa suas habeat difficultates ad

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • But for the Roman empire, a ring fence around the Mediterranean lake, and hemmed in upon every quarter of that vast circuit by an _indago_ of martial hunters, nature and providence had made it the one sole available policy to stand for ever under arms, eternally 'in procinctu,' and watching from the specular altitude of her centre upon which radius she should slip her wolves to the endless circumference.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

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  • I wonder if there are any words with the same root as indago? Or words derived from it? Indagare is, as you said, an Italian word, but what about the English ones?

    July 19, 2008

  • There's the Italian verb indagare, to investigate, to research.

    July 19, 2008

  • Hahahaha...

    I knew that

    Or did I???

    July 19, 2008

  • Did you mean indigo? It's a one-letter difference – indigo

    July 19, 2008

  • dark purplish blue....

    July 19, 2008

  • indago – a ring of hunters encircling game

    July 19, 2008