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  1. first-person singular present indicative of crepare




From Proto-Indo-European *ḱorh₂-, imitative of harsh sounds, whence also corvus (raven) and cornix (crow). Compare Middle Irish crú, Lithuanian šárka (magpie), Serbo-Croatian svrȁka (magpie), Ancient Greek κόραξ (kórax).



crepō (present infinitive crepāre, perfect active crepuī, supine crepitum); first conjugation, no passive

  1. I rattle, rustle, clatter.
  2. I crack, creak.
  3. (figuratively) I prattle, talk noisily.


   Conjugation of crepo (first conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crepō crepās crepat crepāmus crepātis crepant
imperfect crepābam crepābās crepābat crepābāmus crepābātis crepābant
future crepābō crepābis crepābit crepābimus crepābitis crepābunt
perfect crepuī crepuistī crepuit crepuimus crepuistis crepuērunt, crepuēre
pluperfect crepueram crepuerās crepuerat crepuerāmus crepuerātis crepuerant
future perfect crepuerō crepueris crepuerit crepuerimus crepueritis crepuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crepem crepēs crepet crepēmus crepētis crepent
imperfect crepārem crepārēs crepāret crepārēmus crepārētis crepārent
perfect crepuerim crepuerīs crepuerit crepuerīmus crepuerītis crepuerint
pluperfect crepuissem crepuissēs crepuisset crepuissēmus crepuissētis crepuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crepā crepāte
future crepātō crepātō crepātōte crepantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives crepāre crepuisse crepitūrus esse
participles crepāns crepitūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
crepāre crepandī crepandō crepandum crepitum crepitū

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  • crepo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • crepo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • crepo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette