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Alternative forms[edit]


From alter (the other, another) +‎ -ico.



altercor (present infinitive altercārī, perfect active altercātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I have a discussion or difference with another; dispute, quarrel, wrangle, argue.
  2. (law) I strive to gain the victory over an opponent in a court of justice by putting questions for him to answer.
  3. I contend or struggle with.


   Conjugation of altercor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present altercor altercāris, altercāre altercātur altercāmur altercāminī altercantur
imperfect altercābar altercābāris, altercābāre altercābātur altercābāmur altercābāminī altercābantur
future altercābor altercāberis, altercābere altercābitur altercābimur altercābiminī altercābuntur
perfect altercātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect altercātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect altercātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present altercer altercēris, altercēre altercētur altercēmur altercēminī altercentur
imperfect altercārer altercārēris, altercārēre altercārētur altercārēmur altercārēminī altercārentur
perfect altercātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect altercātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present altercāre altercāminī
future altercātor altercātor altercantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives altercārī altercātum esse altercātūrum esse
participles altercāns altercātus altercātūrus altercandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
altercandī altercandō altercandum altercandō altercātum altercātū

Derived terms[edit]


  • English: altercate
  • French: alterquer
  • Italian: altercare
  • Portuguese: altercar
  • Spanish: altercar


  • altercor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • altercor in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • altercor in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • (ambiguous) to hold an altercation with a man: verbis concertare or altercari cum aliquo (B. C. 3. 19. 6)