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My prefix is a verb, asking for something badly,

My infix is from Rome, we still use it today,

My suffix is a drink of courage, or so some say,

My whole is, all together, a Jew showing you how to start.

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  • $\begingroup$ oh my gosh the grammar im in agony (yeah ill fix it thanks!) $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    May 3, 2022 at 16:49

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My prefix is a verb, asking for something badly,

beg means to ask for something badly

My infix is from Rome, we still use it today,

egi is Latin for 'I did'. Or maybe this refers to the word ego, a word we still use today, although its plural would be 'nos' rather than 'egi'. OP notes that this really clues e.g. an abbreviation for Latin 'exempli gratia' that we still use.

My suffix is a drink of courage, or so some say,

gin is an alcoholic beverage that can grant people courage

My whole is, all together, a Jew showing you how to start.

Begin is a Jewish politician showing you how to begin

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  • $\begingroup$ That was FAST! Wow. But I was planning on the infix being e.g., but that's amazing! Checkmark for you, with a side of upvotes. $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    May 3, 2022 at 17:04
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, that makes more sense. I'll edit it in. $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    May 3, 2022 at 17:05

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