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From ab- (from, away from) +‎ rumpō (break, burst, tear).



abrumpō (present infinitive abrumpere, perfect active abrūpī, supine abruptum); third conjugation

  1. to break off something (violently); rend, tear, sever
  2. (of an event, action or policy) to cut short, break off, terminate, end


   Conjugation of abrumpō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abrumpō abrumpis abrumpit abrumpimus abrumpitis abrumpunt
imperfect abrumpēbam abrumpēbās abrumpēbat abrumpēbāmus abrumpēbātis abrumpēbant
future abrumpam abrumpēs abrumpet abrumpēmus abrumpētis abrumpent
perfect abrūpī abrūpistī abrūpit abrūpimus abrūpistis abrūpērunt,
pluperfect abrūperam abrūperās abrūperat abrūperāmus abrūperātis abrūperant
future perfect abrūperō abrūperis abrūperit abrūperimus abrūperitis abrūperint
passive present abrumpor abrumperis,
abrumpitur abrumpimur abrumpiminī abrumpuntur
imperfect abrumpēbar abrumpēbāris,
abrumpēbātur abrumpēbāmur abrumpēbāminī abrumpēbantur
future abrumpar abrumpēris,
abrumpētur abrumpēmur abrumpēminī abrumpentur
perfect abruptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect abruptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect abruptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abrumpam abrumpās abrumpat abrumpāmus abrumpātis abrumpant
imperfect abrumperem abrumperēs abrumperet abrumperēmus abrumperētis abrumperent
perfect abrūperim abrūperīs abrūperit abrūperīmus abrūperītis abrūperint
pluperfect abrūpissem abrūpissēs abrūpisset abrūpissēmus abrūpissētis abrūpissent
passive present abrumpar abrumpāris,
abrumpātur abrumpāmur abrumpāminī abrumpantur
imperfect abrumperer abrumperēris,
abrumperētur abrumperēmur abrumperēminī abrumperentur
perfect abruptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect abruptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abrumpe abrumpite
future abrumpitō abrumpitō abrumpitōte abrumpuntō
passive present abrumpere abrumpiminī
future abrumpitor abrumpitor abrumpuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives abrumpere abrūpisse abruptūrum esse abrumpī abruptum esse abruptum īrī
participles abrumpēns abruptūrus abruptus abrumpendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
abrumpendī abrumpendō abrumpendum abrumpendō abruptum abruptū

Derived terms[edit]


  • French: abrompre


  • abrumpo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abrumpo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • abrumpo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to break off in the middle of the conversation: medium sermonem abrumpere (Verg. Aen. 4. 388)