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Alternative forms[edit]


From temnō.



contemnō ‎(present infinitive contemnere, perfect active contempsī, supine contemptum); third conjugation

  1. I scorn, despise
  2. I consider a person or thing as unimportant or of small value; I disregard


   Conjugation of contemno (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contemnō contemnis contemnit contemnimus contemnitis contemnunt
imperfect contemnēbam contemnēbās contemnēbat contemnēbāmus contemnēbātis contemnēbant
future contemnam contemnēs contemnet contemnēmus contemnētis contemnent
perfect contempsī contempsistī contempsit contempsimus contempsistis contempsērunt, contempsēre
pluperfect contempseram contempserās contempserat contempserāmus contempserātis contempserant
future perfect contempserō contempseris contempserit contempserimus contempseritis contempserint
passive present contemnor contemneris, contemnere contemnitur contemnimur contemniminī contemnuntur
imperfect contemnēbar contemnēbāris, contemnēbāre contemnēbātur contemnēbāmur contemnēbāminī contemnēbantur
future contemnar contemnēris, contemnēre contemnētur contemnēmur contemnēminī contemnentur
perfect contemptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect contemptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect contemptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contemnam contemnās contemnat contemnāmus contemnātis contemnant
imperfect contemnerem contemnerēs contemneret contemnerēmus contemnerētis contemnerent
perfect contempserim contempserīs contempserit contempserīmus contempserītis contempserint
pluperfect contempsissem contempsissēs contempsisset contempsissēmus contempsissētis contempsissent
passive present contemnar contemnāris, contemnāre contemnātur contemnāmur contemnāminī contemnantur
imperfect contemnerer contemnerēris, contemnerēre contemnerētur contemnerēmur contemnerēminī contemnerentur
perfect contemptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect contemptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contemne contemnite
future contemnitō contemnitō contemnitōte contemnuntō
passive present contemnere contemniminī
future contemnitor contemnitor contemnuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives contemnere contempsisse contemptūrus esse contemnī contemptus esse contemptum īrī
participles contemnēns contemptūrus contemptus contemnendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
contemnere contemnendī contemnendō contemnendum contemptum contemptū

Derived Terms[edit]


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