como

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See also: Como, cómo, and COMO

Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

como

  1. first-person singular present indicative of comer

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quōmodo ‎(how).

Adverb[edit]

como

  1. how
  2. as

Verb[edit]

como

  1. first-person singular present indicative of comer

Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

como ‎(not comparable)

  1. (interrogative) how
    Como interpreta Jamblicho iste function del anima?
    How does Iamblichus interpret this function of the soul?

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōmō ‎(present infinitive cōmere, perfect active cōmpsi, supine cōmptum); third conjugation

  1. I bring together, form, frame, construct, arrange.
  2. (usually of hair) I take care of, care for; comb, dress; braid.
  3. (in general) I adorn, deck, dress, ornament.

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of como (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōmō cōmis cōmit cōmimus cōmitis cōmunt
imperfect cōmēbam cōmēbās cōmēbat cōmēbāmus cōmēbātis cōmēbant
future cōmam cōmēs cōmet cōmēmus cōmētis cōment
perfect cōmpsī cōmpsistī cōmpsit cōmpsimus cōmpsistis cōmpsērunt, cōmpsēre
pluperfect cōmpseram cōmpserās cōmpserat cōmpserāmus cōmpserātis cōmpserant
future perfect cōmpserō cōmpseris cōmpserit cōmpserimus cōmpseritis cōmpserint
passive present cōmor cōmeris, cōmere cōmitur cōmimur cōmiminī cōmuntur
imperfect cōmēbar cōmēbāris, cōmēbāre cōmēbātur cōmēbāmur cōmēbāminī cōmēbantur
future cōmar cōmēris, cōmēre cōmētur cōmēmur cōmēminī cōmentur
perfect cōmptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cōmptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cōmptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōmam cōmās cōmat cōmāmus cōmātis cōmant
imperfect cōmerem cōmerēs cōmeret cōmerēmus cōmerētis cōmerent
perfect cōmpserim cōmpserīs cōmpserit cōmpserīmus cōmpserītis cōmpserint
pluperfect cōmpsissem cōmpsissēs cōmpsisset cōmpsissēmus cōmpsissētis cōmpsissent
passive present cōmar cōmāris, cōmāre cōmātur cōmāmur cōmāminī cōmantur
imperfect cōmerer cōmerēris, cōmerēre cōmerētur cōmerēmur cōmerēminī cōmerentur
perfect cōmptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cōmptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōme cōmite
future cōmitō cōmitō cōmitōte cōmuntō
passive present cōmere cōmiminī
future cōmitor cōmitor cōmuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cōmere cōmpsisse cōmptūrus esse cōmī cōmptus esse cōmptum īrī
participles cōmēns cōmptūrus cōmptus cōmendus

References[edit]

  • como” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quōmodo ‎(how).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

como

  1. how (the fact that; the way that)

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese como ‎(how; in what way), from Latin quōmodo ‎(how).

Adverb[edit]

como (not comparable)

  1. how (in what way, manner)
  2. why (for what cause, reason, or purpose), when the action is considered reproachful
  3. such as; like; for example (introduces a list of examples)
  4. like; just alike; similarly to
Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:como.

Synonyms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]

When used as a modifier to indicate surprise, como precedes a verb, while que precedes an adjective.

  • How wonderful!
    • Que maravilhoso!
  • How wonderful it is!
    • Como é maravilhoso!
Derived terms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

como

  1. how (in which way; in such way)
  2. like, as (in the same way that; according to what)
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, Lya Wyler, Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix, Rocco, page 538:
      Sinto muito ter de contradizê-la, Minerva, mas, como pode ver no meu bilhete, Harry tem obtido resultados muito fracos nas minhas aulas...
      I'm sorry to contradict you, Minerva, but, as you can see in my note, Harry has obtained very weak results in my classes...
  3. as; because; since (usually used in the beginning of sentences)
Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:como.

Interjection[edit]

como

  1. (interrogative) what; sorry; pardon (used as a request for someone to repeat something not heard or understood clearly)
  2. how (modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings)
Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:como.

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of comer ‎(to eat).

Verb[edit]

como

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of comer
Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:comer.


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish commo, from Vulgar Latin *quomo, from Classical Latin quōmodo ‎(how). Cognate with Catalan com, Italian come and French comme.

Adverb[edit]

como

  1. like
  2. as
  3. how
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology at comer.

Verb[edit]

como

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of comer.