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From ab- (from, away from) +‎ *nuō (nod).



abnuō (present infinitive abnuere, perfect active abnuī, supine abnuitum); third conjugation

  1. I refuse by a nod; I deny, refuse, reject.
  2. (no passive) I desist.


   Conjugation of abnuo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abnuō abnuis abnuit abnuimus abnuitis abnuunt
imperfect abnuēbam abnuēbās abnuēbat abnuēbāmus abnuēbātis abnuēbant
future abnuam abnuēs abnuet abnuēmus abnuētis abnuent
perfect abnuī abnuistī abnuit abnuimus abnuistis abnuērunt, abnuēre
pluperfect abnueram abnuerās abnuerat abnuerāmus abnuerātis abnuerant
future perfect abnuerō abnueris abnuerit abnuerimus abnueritis abnuerint
passive present abnuor abnueris, abnuere abnuitur abnuimur abnuiminī abnuuntur
imperfect abnuēbar abnuēbāris, abnuēbāre abnuēbātur abnuēbāmur abnuēbāminī abnuēbantur
future abnuar abnuēris, abnuēre abnuētur abnuēmur abnuēminī abnuentur
perfect abnuitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect abnuitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect abnuitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abnuam abnuās abnuat abnuāmus abnuātis abnuant
imperfect abnuerem abnuerēs abnueret abnuerēmus abnuerētis abnuerent
perfect abnuerim abnuerīs abnuerit abnuerīmus abnuerītis abnuerint
pluperfect abnuissem abnuissēs abnuisset abnuissēmus abnuissētis abnuissent
passive present abnuar abnuāris, abnuāre abnuātur abnuāmur abnuāminī abnuantur
imperfect abnuerer abnuerēris, abnuerēre abnuerētur abnuerēmur abnuerēminī abnuerentur
perfect abnuitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect abnuitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abnue abnuite
future abnuitō abnuitō abnuitōte abnuuntō
passive present abnuere abnuiminī
future abnuitor abnuitor abnuuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives abnuere abnuisse abnuitūrus esse abnuī abnuitus esse abnuitum īrī
participles abnuēns abnuitūrus abnuitus abnuendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
abnuere abnuendī abnuendō abnuendum abnuitum abnuitū

Derived terms[edit]



  • abnuo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abnuo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • abnuo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette