decet

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *dekēō, from Proto-Indo-European *deḱ-, the same root as doceō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

decet (present infinitive decēre, perfect active decuit); second conjugation, third person only, no passive

  1. it adorns
  2. it is decent, suitable, seemly, or proper

Inflection[edit]

This verb is only used in 3rd-person forms, present and perfect infinitives, and present active participle.

Conjugation of decet (second conjugation, impersonal, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present decet decent
imperfect decēbat decēbant
future decēbit decēbunt
perfect decuit decuērunt, decuēre
pluperfect decuerat decuerant
future perfect decuerit decuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present deceat deceant
imperfect decēret decērent
perfect decuerit decuerint
pluperfect decuisset decuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present
future decētō decentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives decēre decuisse
participles decēns

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References[edit]

  • decet” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • decet” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français (1934)