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See also: compoño


Alternative forms[edit]


From con- +‎ pōnō (put).



componō (present infinitive componere, perfect active composuī, supine compositum); third conjugation

  1. I arrange, compile, compose, make up.
  2. I construct, build.
  3. I organize, order.
  4. I settle, calm.
  5. (Medieval Latin) I pay amends.


   Conjugation of componō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present componō componis componit componimus componitis componunt
imperfect componēbam componēbās componēbat componēbāmus componēbātis componēbant
future componam componēs componet componēmus componētis component
perfect composuī composuistī composuit composuimus composuistis composuērunt, composuēre
pluperfect composueram composuerās composuerat composuerāmus composuerātis composuerant
future perfect composuerō composueris composuerit composuerimus composueritis composuerint
passive present componor componeris, componere componitur componimur componiminī componuntur
imperfect componēbar componēbāris, componēbāre componēbātur componēbāmur componēbāminī componēbantur
future componar componēris, componēre componētur componēmur componēminī componentur
perfect compositus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect compositus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect compositus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present componam componās componat componāmus componātis componant
imperfect componerem componerēs componeret componerēmus componerētis componerent
perfect composuerim composuerīs composuerit composuerīmus composuerītis composuerint
pluperfect composuissem composuissēs composuisset composuissēmus composuissētis composuissent
passive present componar componāris, componāre componātur componāmur componāminī componantur
imperfect componerer componerēris, componerēre componerētur componerēmur componerēminī componerentur
perfect compositus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect compositus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present compone componite
future componitō componitō componitōte componuntō
passive present componere componiminī
future componitor componitor componuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives componere composuisse compositūrum esse componī compositum esse compositum īrī
participles componēns compositūrus compositus componendus, componundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
componendī componendō componendum componendō compositum compositū



  • compono in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • compono in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • compono in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to put on a stern air: vultum componere ad severitatem
    • to put an end to, settle a dispute: controversiam sedare, dirimere, componere, tollere
    • to write poetry: poema condere, facere, componere
    • to arrange and divide the subject-matter: res componere ac digerere
    • to compose, compile a book: librum conficere, componere (De Sen. 1. 2)
    • to arrange a dispute (by arbitration): lites componere (Verg. Ecl. 3. 108)
    • to terminate a war (by a treaty, etc.: bellum componere (Fam. 10. 33)
  • compono in Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (1967– ) Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch, Munich: C.H. Beck
  • Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “compono”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill