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Alternative forms[edit]


Etymology 1[edit]

From con- (with, together; completely) +‎ bibō (I drink).


combibō (present infinitive combibere, perfect active combibī, supine combibitum); third conjugation

  1. (intransitive, rare) I drink with any one as a companion
  2. (transitive, post-Augustan) I drink completely up, I absorb or imbibe
    1. (literally) of fluids, by drinking
    2. (figuratively) of fluids, absorbed other than by drinking
    3. (transferred sense) of substances other than fluids
    4. (figuratively) I absorb (teachings), I become imbued with (habits), I become convinced of (a belief), etc.
   Conjugation of combibō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present combibō combibis combibit combibimus combibitis combibunt
imperfect combibēbam combibēbās combibēbat combibēbāmus combibēbātis combibēbant
future combibam combibēs combibet combibēmus combibētis combibent
perfect combibī combibistī combibit combibimus combibistis combibērunt, combibēre
pluperfect combiberam combiberās combiberat combiberāmus combiberātis combiberant
future perfect combiberō combiberis combiberit combiberimus combiberitis combiberint
passive present combibor combiberis, combibere combibitur combibimur combibiminī combibuntur
imperfect combibēbar combibēbāris, combibēbāre combibēbātur combibēbāmur combibēbāminī combibēbantur
future combibar combibēris, combibēre combibētur combibēmur combibēminī combibentur
perfect combibitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect combibitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect combibitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present combibam combibās combibat combibāmus combibātis combibant
imperfect combiberem combiberēs combiberet combiberēmus combiberētis combiberent
perfect combiberim combiberīs combiberit combiberīmus combiberītis combiberint
pluperfect combibissem combibissēs combibisset combibissēmus combibissētis combibissent
passive present combibar combibāris, combibāre combibātur combibāmur combibāminī combibantur
imperfect combiberer combiberēris, combiberēre combiberētur combiberēmur combiberēminī combiberentur
perfect combibitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect combibitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present combibe combibite
future combibitō combibitō combibitōte combibuntō
passive present combibere combibiminī
future combibitor combibitor combibuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives combibere combibisse combibitūrus esse combibī combibitus esse combibitum īrī
participles combibēns combibitūrus combibitus combibendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
combibere combibendī combibendō combibendum combibitum combibitū
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From combibō (I drink with any one) +‎ .


combibō m (genitive combibōnis); third declension

  1. a companion in drinking, a fellow tippler, a pot-companion, a drinking buddy
    • 50 BC, M. Tullius Cicero (aut.), L.C. Purser (ed.), “Scr. Laudiceae post iii Id. Febi; a. 704 (50). CICERO IMR PAETO.” in Epistulae ad Familiares (1952), bk IX, ep. xxv, § 2:
      Cum M. Fadio, quod scire te arbitror, mihi summus usus est valdeque eum diligo cum propter summam probitatem eius ac singularem modestiam, tum quod in iis controversiis, quas habeo cum tuis combibonibus Epicuriis, optima opera eius uti soleo.
      With M. Fadius, as I think you know, I am very intimate, and I am much attached to him, as well from his extreme honesty and singular modesty of behaviour, as from the fact that I am accustomed to find him of the greatest help in the controversies which I have with your fellow tipplers the Epicureans. ― tr. from: E.S. Shuckburgh, The Letters of Cicero (1889–1900), vol. II, ep. ccxlv (F IX, 25): “To L. Papinius Peatus (at Rome); Laodicea (February)

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative combibō combibōnēs
Genitive combibōnis combibōnum
Dative combibōnī combibōnibus
Accusative combibōnem combibōnēs
Ablative combibōne combibōnibus
Vocative combibō combibōnēs