confiteor (plural confiteors)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for confiteor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- (Classical) IPA(key): /konˈfi.te.or/, [kõːˈfɪ.te.ɔr]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /konˈfi.te.or/, [konˈfiː.te.or]
- I confess, admit
Confiteor Deo omnipotenti...
- I confess to almighty God...
- I acknowledge, agree
- (figuratively) I reveal, show.
- (Ecclesiastical Latin) I praise, give thanks.
Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus, quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius.
- Give praise to Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.
- confiteor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- confiteor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- confiteor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette