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A denominative in from an unattested adjective, Proto-Italic *konkitos (hanging), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱenk- (to hang). Cognate with English hang.



cūnctor (present infinitive cūnctārī or cūnctārier, perfect active cūnctātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I delay, impede or hold up
  2. I hesitate, tarry or linger
  3. I dawdle


   Conjugation of cūnctor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cūnctor cūnctāris, cūnctāre cūnctātur cūnctāmur cūnctāminī cūnctantur
imperfect cūnctābar cūnctābāris, cūnctābāre cūnctābātur cūnctābāmur cūnctābāminī cūnctābantur
future cūnctābor cūnctāberis, cūnctābere cūnctābitur cūnctābimur cūnctābiminī cūnctābuntur
perfect cūnctātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cūnctātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cūnctātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cūncter cūnctēris, cūnctēre cūnctētur cūnctēmur cūnctēminī cūnctentur
imperfect cūnctārer cūnctārēris, cūnctārēre cūnctārētur cūnctārēmur cūnctārēminī cūnctārentur
perfect cūnctātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cūnctātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cūnctāre cūnctāminī
future cūnctātor cūnctātor cūnctantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cūnctārī, cūnctārier1 cūnctātum esse cūnctātūrum esse
participles cūnctāns cūnctātus cūnctātūrus cūnctandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
cūnctandī cūnctandō cūnctandum cūnctandō cūnctātum cūnctātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.

Derived terms[edit]


  • cunctor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • cunctor in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • cunctor in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • cunctor in Ramminger, Johann, Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016, retrieved 16 July 2016