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From con- +‎ plectō.



complector (present infinitive complectī, perfect active complexus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I embrace or hug
  2. I encircle
  3. I include or involve
  4. I seize or grasp


   Conjugation of complector (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present complector complecteris, complectere complectitur complectimur complectiminī complectuntur
imperfect complectēbar complectēbāris, complectēbāre complectēbātur complectēbāmur complectēbāminī complectēbantur
future complectar complectēris, complectēre complectētur complectēmur complectēminī complectentur
perfect complexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect complexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect complexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present complectar complectāris, complectāre complectātur complectāmur complectāminī complectantur
imperfect complecterer complecterēris, complecterēre complecterētur complecterēmur complecterēminī complecterentur
perfect complexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect complexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present complectere complectiminī
future complectitor complectitor complectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives complectī complexus esse complexūrus esse
participles complectēns complexus complexūrus complectendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
complectī complectendī complectendō complectendum complexum complexū


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  • complector in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • complector in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • complector in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to fall fast asleep: artus somnus aliquem complectitur (Rep. 6. 10)
    • to show kindness to..: benevolentia aliquem complecti or prosequi
    • to grasp a thing mentally: animo, mente, cogitatione aliquid comprehendere, complecti
    • to be courteous, obliging to some one: aliquem officiis suis complecti, prosequi
    • in short; to be brief: ut paucis (brevi, breviter) complectar