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From con- +‎ habeō (have, hold).



cohibeō (present infinitive cohibēre, perfect active cohibuī, supine cohibitum); second conjugation

  1. I hold together, contain, confine, comprise.
  2. I keep (back), hinder, stay, stop, restrain.
  3. I hold in check, limit, repress, subdue, tame.


   Conjugation of cohibeo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cohibeō cohibēs cohibet cohibēmus cohibētis cohibent
imperfect cohibēbam cohibēbās cohibēbat cohibēbāmus cohibēbātis cohibēbant
future cohibēbō cohibēbis cohibēbit cohibēbimus cohibēbitis cohibēbunt
perfect cohibuī cohibuistī cohibuit cohibuimus cohibuistis cohibuērunt, cohibuēre
pluperfect cohibueram cohibuerās cohibuerat cohibuerāmus cohibuerātis cohibuerant
future perfect cohibuerō cohibueris cohibuerit cohibuerimus cohibueritis cohibuerint
passive present cohibeor cohibēris, cohibēre cohibētur cohibēmur cohibēminī cohibentur
imperfect cohibēbar cohibēbāris, cohibēbāre cohibēbātur cohibēbāmur cohibēbāminī cohibēbantur
future cohibēbor cohibēberis, cohibēbere cohibēbitur cohibēbimur cohibēbiminī cohibēbuntur
perfect cohibitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cohibitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cohibitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cohibeam cohibeās cohibeat cohibeāmus cohibeātis cohibeant
imperfect cohibērem cohibērēs cohibēret cohibērēmus cohibērētis cohibērent
perfect cohibuerim cohibuerīs cohibuerit cohibuerimus cohibueritis cohibuerint
pluperfect cohibuissem cohibuissēs cohibuisset cohibuissēmus cohibuissētis cohibuissent
passive present cohibear cohibeāris, cohibeāre cohibeātur cohibeāmur cohibeāminī cohibeantur
imperfect cohibērer cohibērēris, cohibērēre cohibērētur cohibērēmur cohibērēminī cohibērentur
perfect cohibitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cohibitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cohibē cohibēte
future cohibētō cohibētō cohibētōte cohibentō
passive present cohibēre cohibēminī
future cohibētor cohibētor cohibentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cohibēre cohibuisse cohibitūrus esse cohibērī, cohibērier1 cohibitus esse cohibitum īrī
participles cohibēns cohibitūrus cohibitus cohibendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cohibēre cohibendī cohibendō cohibendum cohibitum cohibitū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.

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  • cohibeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cohibeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cohibeo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be hardly able to restrain one's tears: fletum cohibere non posse
    • to restrain, master one's passion: iracundiam continere, cohibere, reprimere
    • to have self-control; to restrain oneself, master one's inclinations: animum regere, coercere, cohibere
    • to overcome one's passions: coercere, cohibere, continere, domitas habere cupiditates