ceveo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱēu-, cognate with Czech kývat (swing)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cēveō (present infinitive cēvēre, perfect active cēvī); second conjugation, no passive

  1. I move my haunches; I am penetrated anally.
  2. (figuratively) I fawn, flatter.

Usage notes[edit]

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of ceveo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cēveō cēvēs cēvet cēvēmus cēvētis cēvent
imperfect cēvēbam cēvēbās cēvēbat cēvēbāmus cēvēbātis cēvēbant
future cēvēbō cēvēbis cēvēbit cēvēbimus cēvēbitis cēvēbunt
perfect cēvī cēvistī cēvit cēvimus cēvistis cēvērunt, cēvēre
pluperfect cēveram cēverās cēverat cēverāmus cēverātis cēverant
future perfect cēverō cēveris cēverit cēverimus cēveritis cēverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cēveam cēveās cēveat cēveāmus cēveātis cēveant
imperfect cēvērem cēvērēs cēvēret cēvērēmus cēvērētis cēvērent
perfect cēverim cēverīs cēverit cēverīmus cēverītis cēverint
pluperfect cēvissem cēvissēs cēvisset cēvissēmus cēvissētis cēvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cēvē cēvēte
future cēvētō cēvētō cēvētōte cēventō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cēvēre cēvisse
participles cēvēns

References[edit]

  • ceveo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Julius Pokorny, Indogermanisches Etymologisches Woerterbuch, radical *k̂ēu-