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From Proto-Indo-European *(s)kreyt-, *(s)ker- (twist, turn, bend). Cognates include German schreiten, English shrithe and Middle Irish crith, Breton skrija (tremble with fear).



crīsō (present infinitive crīsāre, perfect active crīsāvī, supine crīsātum); first conjugation

  1. (vulgar) to grind (rhythmically move the haunches during sex)
    • Martial, Epigrammaton, 14:203:
      Tam tremulum crisat, tam blandum prurit, ut ipsum / Masturbatorem fecerit Hippolytum.
      So tremulously she shakes her behind, so alluringly she arouses, / that she would make Hippolytus himself a masturbator.
    • Juvenal, Satire VI, 322:
      [...] / ipsa Medullinae fluctum crisantis adorat: / [...]
      [...] then she in turn worships Medullina's undulating surges [...]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Crīso is a word for the female action during receptive vaginal sex, as opposed to ceveo for anal sex and futuo for the act of vaginal penetration (paedico for anal penetration).


   Conjugation of crīsō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crīsō crīsās crīsat crīsāmus crīsātis crīsant
imperfect crīsābam crīsābās crīsābat crīsābāmus crīsābātis crīsābant
future crīsābō crīsābis crīsābit crīsābimus crīsābitis crīsābunt
perfect crīsāvī crīsāvistī crīsāvit crīsāvimus crīsāvistis crīsāvērunt,
pluperfect crīsāveram crīsāverās crīsāverat crīsāverāmus crīsāverātis crīsāverant
future perfect crīsāverō crīsāveris crīsāverit crīsāverimus crīsāveritis crīsāverint
passive present crīsor crīsāris,
crīsātur crīsāmur crīsāminī crīsantur
imperfect crīsābar crīsābāris,
crīsābātur crīsābāmur crīsābāminī crīsābantur
future crīsābor crīsāberis,
crīsābitur crīsābimur crīsābiminī crīsābuntur
perfect crīsātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect crīsātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect crīsātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crīsem crīsēs crīset crīsēmus crīsētis crīsent
imperfect crīsārem crīsārēs crīsāret crīsārēmus crīsārētis crīsārent
perfect crīsāverim crīsāverīs crīsāverit crīsāverīmus crīsāverītis crīsāverint
pluperfect crīsāvissem crīsāvissēs crīsāvisset crīsāvissēmus crīsāvissētis crīsāvissent
passive present crīser crīsēris,
crīsētur crīsēmur crīsēminī crīsentur
imperfect crīsārer crīsārēris,
crīsārētur crīsārēmur crīsārēminī crīsārentur
perfect crīsātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect crīsātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present crīsā crīsāte
future crīsātō crīsātō crīsātōte crīsantō
passive present crīsāre crīsāminī
future crīsātor crīsātor crīsantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives crīsāre crīsāvisse crīsātūrum esse crīsārī crīsātum esse crīsātum īrī
participles crīsāns crīsātūrus crīsātus crīsandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
crīsandī crīsandō crīsandum crīsandō crīsātum crīsātū

See also[edit]


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