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  1. first-person singular present indicative of aspergere




Etymology 1[edit]

From ad- (to, towards, at) +‎ spargō (strew, scatter; sprinkle; moisten).

Alternative forms[edit]


aspergō (present infinitive aspergere, perfect active aspersī, supine aspersum); third conjugation

  1. to scatter or strew something or someone
  2. to scatter or strew a person or thing with something; splash over
  3. (with ablative) to spot, stain, sully, asperse; besmirch
  4. (of liquids) to sprinkle, spatter over
  5. (figuratively) to bestow, bequeath something to, set apart for
   Conjugation of aspergō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aspergō aspergis aspergit aspergimus aspergitis aspergunt
imperfect aspergēbam aspergēbās aspergēbat aspergēbāmus aspergēbātis aspergēbant
future aspergam aspergēs asperget aspergēmus aspergētis aspergent
perfect aspersī aspersistī aspersit aspersimus aspersistis aspersērunt,
pluperfect asperseram asperserās asperserat asperserāmus asperserātis asperserant
future perfect asperserō asperseris asperserit asperserimus asperseritis asperserint
passive present aspergor aspergeris,
aspergitur aspergimur aspergiminī asperguntur
imperfect aspergēbar aspergēbāris,
aspergēbātur aspergēbāmur aspergēbāminī aspergēbantur
future aspergar aspergēris,
aspergētur aspergēmur aspergēminī aspergentur
perfect aspersus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect aspersus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect aspersus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aspergam aspergās aspergat aspergāmus aspergātis aspergant
imperfect aspergerem aspergerēs aspergeret aspergerēmus aspergerētis aspergerent
perfect asperserim asperserīs asperserit asperserīmus asperserītis asperserint
pluperfect aspersissem aspersissēs aspersisset aspersissēmus aspersissētis aspersissent
passive present aspergar aspergāris,
aspergātur aspergāmur aspergāminī aspergantur
imperfect aspergerer aspergerēris,
aspergerētur aspergerēmur aspergerēminī aspergerentur
perfect aspersus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect aspersus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present asperge aspergite
future aspergitō aspergitō aspergitōte asperguntō
passive present aspergere aspergiminī
future aspergitor aspergitor asperguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives aspergere aspersisse aspersūrum esse aspergī aspersum esse aspersum īrī
participles aspergēns aspersūrus aspersus aspergendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
aspergendī aspergendō aspergendum aspergendō aspersum aspersū
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the above verb.

Alternative forms[edit]


aspergō f (genitive asperginis); third declension

  1. A sprinkling, a besprinkling

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aspergō asperginēs
Genitive asperginis asperginum
Dative asperginī asperginibus
Accusative asperginem asperginēs
Ablative aspergine asperginibus
Vocative aspergō asperginēs


  • aspergo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aspergo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aspergo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • aspergo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to damage a person's character, bring him into bad odour: infamiam alicui inferre, aspergere
    • to sully one's fair fame: vitae splendori(em) maculas(is) aspergere
    • to intersperse one's speech with humorous remarks: aspergere sales orationi (Or. 26. 87)