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See also: compoño


Alternative forms[edit]


From con- +‎ pōnō (put).



compōnō (present infinitive compōnere, perfect active composuī, supine compositum); third conjugation

  1. I arrange, compile, compose, make up.
    Synonyms: apparō, parō, instruō, comparō, adōrnō, praebeo, accingo
  2. I construct, build.
    Synonyms: aedificō, exaedificō, inaedificō, condō, fundō, cōnstituō, statuō, mōlior
  3. I organize, order.
  4. I settle, calm.
  5. (Medieval Latin) I pay amends.


   Conjugation of compōnō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present compōnō compōnis compōnit compōnimus compōnitis compōnunt
imperfect compōnēbam compōnēbās compōnēbat compōnēbāmus compōnēbātis compōnēbant
future compōnam compōnēs compōnet compōnēmus compōnētis compōnent
perfect composuī composuistī composuit composuimus composuistis composuērunt,
pluperfect composueram composuerās composuerat composuerāmus composuerātis composuerant
future perfect composuerō composueris composuerit composuerimus composueritis composuerint
passive present compōnor compōneris,
compōnitur compōnimur compōniminī compōnuntur
imperfect compōnēbar compōnēbāris,
compōnēbātur compōnēbāmur compōnēbāminī compōnēbantur
future compōnar compōnēris,
compōnētur compōnēmur compōnēminī compōnentur
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 compōnam compōnās compōnat compōnāmus compōnātis compōnant
imperfect compōnerem compōnerēs compōneret compōnerēmus compōnerētis compōnerent
perfect composuerim composuerīs composuerit composuerīmus composuerītis composuerint
pluperfect composuissem composuissēs composuisset composuissēmus composuissētis composuissent
passive present compōnar compōnāris,
compōnātur compōnāmur compōnāminī compōnantur
imperfect compōnerer compōnerēris,
compōnerētur compōnerēmur compōnerēminī compōnerentur
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 compōne compōnite
future compōnitō compōnitō compōnitōte compōnuntō
passive present compōnere compōniminī
future compōnitor compōnitor compōnuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives compōnere composuisse compositūrum esse compōnī compositum esse compositum īrī
participles compōnēns compositūrus compositus compōnendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
compōnendī compōnendō compōnendum compōnendō compositum compositū

Derived terms[edit]



  • compono”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) [] A New Latin Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; 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