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From Latin comedō (glutton).



comedo (plural comedones or comedos)

  1. (medicine) A blackhead or whitehead.
    • 1964, Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun:
      Lying on, in, under her, I pore with squinnying eyes on a mole on that browngold rivercolour riverripple skin with its smell of sun, or else a tiny unsqueezed comedo by the flat and splaying nose.

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Borrowed from Latin cōmoedus, from Ancient Greek κωμῳδός (kōmōidós, chorus singer; comic poet), from κωμῳδία (kōmōidía, comedy, play).


  • IPA(key): /koˈmɛ.do/, [koˈmɛːd̪o]
  • Rhymes: -ɛdo
  • Stress: comèdo
  • Hyphenation: co‧me‧do


comedo m (plural comedi) (literary)

  1. A writer of comedies.
  2. An actor of comedies.

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  • comedo in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana



From con- +‎ edō (I eat).



comedō (present infinitive comedere or comēsse, perfect active comēdī, supine comēsum); third conjugation

  1. I eat or chew up
  2. I consume or devour
  3. I fret or chafe
  4. I waste or squander


   Conjugation of comedo (third conjugation, some irregular alternative forms)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present comedō comedis, comēs comedit, comēst comedimus comeditis, comēstis comedunt
imperfect comedēbam comedēbās comedēbat comedēbāmus comedēbātis comedēbant
future comedam comedēs comedet comedēmus comedētis comedent
perfect comēdī comēdistī comēdit comēdimus comēdistis comēdērunt, comēdēre
pluperfect comēderam comēderās comēderat comēderāmus comēderātis comēderant
future perfect comēderō comēderis comēderit comēderimus comēderitis comēderint
passive present comedor comederis, comedere comeditur, comēstur comedimur comediminī comeduntur
imperfect comedēbar comedēbāris, comedēbāre comedēbātur comedēbāmur comedēbāminī comedēbantur
future comedar comedēris, comedēre comedētur comedēmur comedēminī comedentur
perfect comēsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect comēsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect comēsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present comedam, comedim comedās, comedīs comedat, comedit comedāmus, comedīmus comedātis, comedītis comedant, comedint
imperfect comederem, comēssem comederēs, comēssēs comederet, comēsset comederēmus, comēssēmus comederētis, comēssētis comederent, comēssent
perfect comēderim comēderīs comēderit comēderimus comēderitis comēderint
pluperfect comēdissem comēdissēs comēdisset comēdissēmus comēdissētis comēdissent
passive present comedar comedāris, comedāre comedātur comedāmur comedāminī comedantur
imperfect comederer comederēris, comederēre comederētur comederēmur comederēminī comederentur
perfect comēsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect comēsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present comede, comēs comedite, comēste
future comeditō, comēstō comeditō, comēstō comeditōte, comēstōte comeduntō
passive present comedere comediminī
future comeditor comeditor comeduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives comedere, comēsse comēdisse comēsūrus esse comedī comēsus esse comēsum īrī
participles comedēns comēsūrus comēsus comedendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
comedere comedendī comedendō comedendum comēsum comēsū



comedō m (genitive comedōnis); third declension

  1. A glutton, gormandizer.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative comedō comedōnēs
Genitive comedōnis comedōnum
Dative comedōnī comedōnibus
Accusative comedōnem comedōnēs
Ablative comedōne comedōnibus
Vocative comedō comedōnēs