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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of cessar



From Latin locus (place) secessus (withdrawn, secluded, apart).


cesso m (plural cessi)

  1. (informal) toilet, bog (UK), john (US)
  2. (vulgar) shithole
  3. (military slang) latrine
  4. (informal) a fugly person

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cesso (feminine singular cessa, masculine plural cessi, feminine plural cesse)

  1. (informal) fugly



  1. first-person singular present indicative of cessare




From cēdō (I withdraw) +‎ -tō



cessō (present infinitive cessāre, perfect active cessāvī, supine cessātum); first conjugation

  1. I am remiss
  2. I delay, hold back, tarry
  3. I rest
  4. I am free of


   Conjugation of cesso (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cessō cessās cessat cessāmus cessātis cessant
imperfect cessābam cessābās cessābat cessābāmus cessābātis cessābant
future cessābō cessābis cessābit cessābimus cessābitis cessābunt
perfect cessāvī cessāvistī, cessāsti1 cessāvit cessāvimus cessāvistis, cessāstis1 cessāvērunt, cessāvēre
pluperfect cessāveram cessāverās cessāverat cessāverāmus cessāverātis cessāverant
future perfect cessāverō cessāveris cessāverit cessāverimus cessāveritis cessāverint
passive present cessor cessāris, cessāre cessātur cessāmur cessāminī cessantur
imperfect cessābar cessābāris, cessābāre cessābātur cessābāmur cessābāminī cessābantur
future cessābor cessāberis, cessābere cessābitur cessābimur cessābiminī cessābuntur
perfect cessātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cessātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cessātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cessem cessēs cesset cessēmus cessētis cessent
imperfect cessārem cessārēs cessāret cessārēmus cessārētis cessārent
perfect cessāverim cessāverīs cessāverit cessāverīmus cessāverītis cessāverint
pluperfect cessāvissem, cessāssem1 cessāvissēs, cessāsses1 cessāvisset, cessāsset1 cessāvissēmus, cessāssemus1 cessāvissētis, cessāssetis1 cessāvissent, cessāssent1
passive present cesser cessēris, cessēre cessētur cessēmur cessēminī cessentur
imperfect cessārer cessārēris, cessārēre cessārētur cessārēmur cessārēminī cessārentur
perfect cessātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cessātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cessā cessāte
future cessātō cessātō cessātōte cessantō
passive present cessāre cessāminī
future cessātor cessātor cessantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cessāre cessāvisse, cessāsse1 cessātūrus esse cessārī cessātus esse cessātum īrī
participles cessāns cessātūrus cessātus cessandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cessāre cessandī cessandō cessandum cessātum cessātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.



  • cesso in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cesso in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cesso in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the wind dies down, ceases: ventus cadit, cessat




  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of cessar