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From con + ferveō ‎(boil, seethe).



cōnferveō ‎(present infinitive cōnfervēre, perfect active cōnferbuī); second conjugation, no passive

  1. I boil or seethe together
  2. (of broken limbs) I heal or grow together.


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of conferveo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnferveō cōnfervēs cōnfervet cōnfervēmus cōnfervētis cōnfervent
imperfect cōnfervēbam cōnfervēbās cōnfervēbat cōnfervēbāmus cōnfervēbātis cōnfervēbant
future cōnfervēbō cōnfervēbis cōnfervēbit cōnfervēbimus cōnfervēbitis cōnfervēbunt
perfect cōnferbuī cōnferbuistī cōnferbuit cōnferbuimus cōnferbuistis cōnferbuērunt, cōnferbuēre
pluperfect cōnferbueram cōnferbuerās cōnferbuerat cōnferbuerāmus cōnferbuerātis cōnferbuerant
future perfect cōnferbuerō cōnferbueris cōnferbuerit cōnferbuerimus cōnferbueritis cōnferbuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnferveam cōnferveās cōnferveat cōnferveāmus cōnferveātis cōnferveant
imperfect cōnfervērem cōnfervērēs cōnfervēret cōnfervērēmus cōnfervērētis cōnfervērent
perfect cōnferbuerim cōnferbuerīs cōnferbuerit cōnferbuerīmus cōnferbuerītis cōnferbuerint
pluperfect cōnferbuissem cōnferbuissēs cōnferbuisset cōnferbuissēmus cōnferbuissētis cōnferbuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfervē cōnfervēte
future cōnfervētō cōnfervētō cōnfervētōte cōnferventō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cōnfervēre cōnferbuisse
participles cōnfervēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cōnfervēre cōnfervendī cōnfervendō cōnfervendum

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