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From ad- (to, towards, at) +‎ petō (seek).



appetō (present infinitive appetere, perfect active appetīvī, supine appetītum); third conjugation

  1. (transitive) I strive or grasp after (something), try to get
  2. (transitive) I attack, fall or seize upon, assault, assail
  3. (intransitive) I approach, draw nigh to, be at hand
  4. (figuratively) I desire eagerly, long for, covet; have an appetite for


  • Note that the perfect active indicative can be written as appetiī as opposed to appetīvī.
   Conjugation of appeto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present appetō appetis appetit appetimus appetitis appetunt
imperfect appetēbam appetēbās appetēbat appetēbāmus appetēbātis appetēbant
future appetam appetēs appetet appetēmus appetētis appetent
perfect appetīvī appetīvistī appetīvit appetīvimus appetīvistis appetīvērunt, appetīvēre
pluperfect appetīveram appetīverās appetīverat appetīverāmus appetīverātis appetīverant
future perfect appetīverō appetīveris appetīverit appetīverimus appetīveritis appetīverint
passive present appetor appeteris, appetere appetitur appetimur appetiminī appetuntur
imperfect appetēbar appetēbāris, appetēbāre appetēbātur appetēbāmur appetēbāminī appetēbantur
future appetar appetēris, appetēre appetētur appetēmur appetēminī appetentur
perfect appetītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect appetītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect appetītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present appetam appetās appetat appetāmus appetātis appetant
imperfect appeterem appeterēs appeteret appeterēmus appeterētis appeterent
perfect appetīverim appetīverīs appetīverit appetīverīmus appetīverītis appetīverint
pluperfect appetīvissem appetīvissēs appetīvisset appetīvissēmus appetīvissētis appetīvissent
passive present appetar appetāris, appetāre appetātur appetāmur appetāminī appetantur
imperfect appeterer appeterēris, appeterēre appeterētur appeterēmur appeterēminī appeterentur
perfect appetītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect appetītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present appete appetite
future appetitō appetitō appetitōte appetuntō
passive present appetere appetiminī
future appetitor appetitor appetuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives appetere appetīvisse appetītūrus esse appetī appetītus esse appetītum īrī
participles appetēns appetītūrus appetītus appetendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
appetere appetendī appetendō appetendum appetītum appetītū

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  • appeto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • appeto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • appeto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • spring is approaching: ver appetit
    • to court a person's friendship: amicitiam alicuius appetere
    • to aspire to the sovereignty: regnum appetere (B. G. 7. 4)