decet

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Noun[edit]

decet (plural decets)

  1. (music) A group of ten musicians; a piece of music written for such a group

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, no passive, no supine stem, third person only

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

Conjugation[edit]

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

   Conjugation of decet (second conjugation, no supine stem, third person only, 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
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
decendī decendō decendum decendō

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