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See also: conterò



From con- +‎ terō.



conterō (present infinitive conterere, perfect active contrīvī, supine contrītum); third conjugation

  1. I grind or crush to pieces
  2. I bruise or crumble
  3. I wear down or away
    • c. 4 BCE – 65 CE, Seneca the Younger, De brevitate vitae 15
      Horum te mori nemo coget, omnes docebunt; horum nemo annos tuos conteret, suos tibi contribuet; nullius ex his sermo periculosus erit, nullius amicitia capitalis, nullius sumptuosa obseruatio.
      No one of these will force you to die, but all will teach you how to die; no one of these will wear out your years, but each will add his own years to yours; conversations with no one of these will bring you peril, the friendship of none will endanger your life, the courting of none will tax your purse.


   Conjugation of contero (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present conterō conteris conterit conterimus conteritis conterunt
imperfect conterēbam conterēbās conterēbat conterēbāmus conterēbātis conterēbant
future conteram conterēs conteret conterēmus conterētis conterent
perfect contrīvī contrīvistī contrīvit contrīvimus contrīvistis contrīvērunt, contrīvēre
pluperfect contrīveram contrīverās contrīverat contrīverāmus contrīverātis contrīverant
future perfect contrīverō contrīveris contrīverit contrīverimus contrīveritis contrīverint
passive present conteror contereris, conterere conteritur conterimur conteriminī conteruntur
imperfect conterēbar conterēbāris, conterēbāre conterēbātur conterēbāmur conterēbāminī conterēbantur
future conterar conterēris, conterēre conterētur conterēmur conterēminī conterentur
perfect contrītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect contrītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect contrītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present conteram conterās conterat conterāmus conterātis conterant
imperfect contererem contererēs contereret contererēmus contererētis contererent
perfect contrīverim contrīverīs contrīverit contrīverīmus contrīverītis contrīverint
pluperfect contrīvissem contrīvissēs contrīvisset contrīvissēmus contrīvissētis contrīvissent
passive present conterar conterāris, conterāre conterātur conterāmur conterāminī conterantur
imperfect contererer contererēris, contererēre contererētur contererēmur contererēminī contererentur
perfect contrītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect contrītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contere conterite
future conteritō conteritō conteritōte conteruntō
passive present conterere conteriminī
future conteritor conteritor conteruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives conterere contrīvisse contrītūrus esse conterī contrītus esse contrītum īrī
participles conterēns contrītūrus contrītus conterendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
conterere conterendī conterendō conterendum contrītum contrītū