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From caleō +‎ -scō.


calēscō (present active infinitive calēscere, defective conjugation)

  1. I grow warm; am heated
  2. I become inflamed or inspired


   Conjugation of calesco (third conjugation, defective)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present calēscō calēscis calēscit calēscimus calēscitis calēscunt
imperfect calēscēbam calēscēbās calēscēbat calēscēbāmus calēscēbātis calēscēbant
future calēscam calēscēs calēscet calēscēmus calēscētis calēscent
passive present calēscor calēsceris, calēscere calēscitur calēscimur calēsciminī calēscuntur
imperfect calēscēbar calēscēbāris, calēscēbāre calēscēbātur calēscēbāmur calēscēbāminī calēscēbantur
future calēscar calēscēris, calēscēre calēscētur calēscēmur calēscēminī calēscentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present calēscam calēscās calēscat calēscāmus calēscātis calēscant
imperfect calēscerem calēscerēs calēsceret calēscerēmus calēscerētis calēscerent
passive present calēscar calēscāris, calēscāre calēscātur calēscāmur calēscāminī calēscantur
imperfect calēscerer calēscerēris, calēscerēre calēscerētur calēscerēmur calēscerēminī calēscerentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present calēsce calēscite
future calēscitō calēscitō calēscitōte calēscuntō
passive present calēscere calēsciminī
future calēscitor calēscitor calēscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives calēscere calēscī
participles calēscēns calēscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
calēscere calēscendī calēscendō calēscendum

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