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From Proto-Italic *pibō, from Proto-Indo-European *píph₃eti.

Cognates include pōtō, Proto-Slavic *piti (cf. *pivo (beer)), Ancient Greek πίνω (pínō) and Sanskrit पिबति (píbati).



bibō (present infinitive bibere, perfect active bibī, supine bibitum); third conjugation

  1. I drink.


   Conjugation of bibo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present bibō bibis bibit bibimus bibitis bibunt
imperfect bibēbam bibēbās bibēbat bibēbāmus bibēbātis bibēbant
future bibam bibēs bibet bibēmus bibētis bibent
perfect bibī bibistī bibit bibimus bibistis bibērunt, bibēre
pluperfect biberam biberās biberat biberāmus biberātis biberant
future perfect biberō biberis biberit biberimus biberitis biberint
passive present bibor biberis, bibere bibitur bibimur bibiminī bibuntur
imperfect bibēbar bibēbāris, bibēbāre bibēbātur bibēbāmur bibēbāminī bibēbantur
future bibar bibēris, bibēre bibētur bibēmur bibēminī bibentur
perfect bibitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect bibitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect bibitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present bibam bibās bibat bibāmus bibātis bibant
imperfect biberem biberēs biberet biberēmus biberētis biberent
perfect biberim biberīs biberit biberīmus biberītis biberint
pluperfect bibissem bibissēs bibisset bibissēmus bibissētis bibissent
passive present bibar bibāris, bibāre bibātur bibāmur bibāminī bibantur
imperfect biberer biberēris, biberēre biberētur biberēmur biberēminī biberentur
perfect bibitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect bibitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present bibe bibite
future bibitō bibitō bibitōte bibuntō
passive present bibere bibiminī
future bibitor bibitor bibuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives bibere bibisse bibitūrus esse bibī bibitus esse bibitum īrī
participles bibēns bibitūrus bibitus bibendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
bibere bibendī bibendō bibendum bibitum bibitū

Derived terms[edit]



  • 1. bĭbo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bibo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bibo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to take poison: venenum sumere, bibere
    • to give some one to drink: alicui bibere dare
    • to serve some one with drink: alicui bibere ministrare