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From ambi- +‎ edō.



ambedō (present infinitive ambedere, perfect active ambēdī, supine ambēsum); third conjugation

  1. I eat or gnaw around; erode.
  2. (transferred) I waste; consume.


   Conjugation of ambedo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambedō ambedis ambedit ambedimus ambeditis ambedunt
imperfect ambedēbam ambedēbās ambedēbat ambedēbāmus ambedēbātis ambedēbant
future ambedam ambedēs ambedet ambedēmus ambedētis ambedent
perfect ambēdī ambēdistī ambēdit ambēdimus ambēdistis ambēdērunt, ambēdēre
pluperfect ambēderam ambēderās ambēderat ambēderāmus ambēderātis ambēderant
future perfect ambēderō ambēderis ambēderit ambēderimus ambēderitis ambēderint
passive present ambedor ambederis, ambedere ambeditur ambedimur ambediminī ambeduntur
imperfect ambedēbar ambedēbāris, ambedēbāre ambedēbātur ambedēbāmur ambedēbāminī ambedēbantur
future ambedar ambedēris, ambedēre ambedētur ambedēmur ambedēminī ambedentur
perfect ambēsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ambēsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ambēsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambedam ambedās ambedat ambedāmus ambedātis ambedant
imperfect ambederem ambederēs ambederet ambederēmus ambederētis ambederent
perfect ambēderim ambēderīs ambēderit ambēderīmus ambēderītis ambēderint
pluperfect ambēdissem ambēdissēs ambēdisset ambēdissēmus ambēdissētis ambēdissent
passive present ambedar ambedāris, ambedāre ambedātur ambedāmur ambedāminī ambedantur
imperfect ambederer ambederēris, ambederēre ambederētur ambederēmur ambederēminī ambederentur
perfect ambēsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ambēsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambede ambedite
future ambeditō ambeditō ambeditōte ambeduntō
passive present ambedere ambediminī
future ambeditor ambeditor ambeduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ambedere ambēdisse ambēsūrus esse ambedī ambēsus esse ambēsum īrī
participles ambedēns ambēsūrus ambēsus ambedendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
ambedere ambedendī ambedendō ambedendum ambēsum ambēsū


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