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From con- +‎ haereō (cleave, cling).



cohaereō (present infinitive cohaerēre, perfect active cohaesī, supine cohaesum); second conjugation

  1. I cling, cleave or stick cling (closely) together; I am united, cohere, adhere.
  2. I am composed of, consist of or in.
  3. (of persons) I am near, close or united.
  4. (in discourse) I am closely connected, belong together.
  5. (in thought) I am consistent (with), agree (together), I am in agreement (with), harmonize (with).
  6. I hold myself together, maintain myself, remain, exist.
  7. I am in contact with or contiguous to.


   Conjugation of cohaereo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cohaereō cohaerēs cohaeret cohaerēmus cohaerētis cohaerent
imperfect cohaerēbam cohaerēbās cohaerēbat cohaerēbāmus cohaerēbātis cohaerēbant
future cohaerēbō cohaerēbis cohaerēbit cohaerēbimus cohaerēbitis cohaerēbunt
perfect cohaesī cohaesistī cohaesit cohaesimus cohaesistis cohaesērunt, cohaesēre
pluperfect cohaeseram cohaeserās cohaeserat cohaeserāmus cohaeserātis cohaeserant
future perfect cohaeserō cohaeseris cohaeserit cohaeserimus cohaeseritis cohaeserint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cohaeream cohaereās cohaereat cohaereāmus cohaereātis cohaereant
imperfect cohaerērem cohaerērēs cohaerēret cohaerērēmus cohaerērētis cohaerērent
perfect cohaeserim cohaeserīs cohaeserit cohaeserīmus cohaeserītis cohaeserint
pluperfect cohaesissem cohaesissēs cohaesisset cohaesissēmus cohaesissētis cohaesissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cohaerē cohaerēte
future cohaerētō cohaerētō cohaerētōte cohaerentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cohaerēre cohaesisse cohaesūrus esse
participles cohaerēns cohaesūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cohaerēre cohaerendī cohaerendō cohaerendum cohaesum cohaesū

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  • cohaereo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cohaereo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cohaereo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be closely connected with a thing: cohaerere, coniunctum esse cum aliqua re
    • to be very intimately related: apte (aptissime) cohaerere