dedecet

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dē- (away from, out of) +‎ decet (it is decent, proper)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēdecet (present infinitive dēdecēre, perfect active dēdecuit); second conjugation, third person only, no passive

  1. (with accusative) is it unseemly or unsuitable; it is unbecoming

Inflection[edit]

  • The first-person singular perfect active indicative, dēdecuī, is attested in The Thebaid by Publius Papinius Statius to mean “to dishonor”; elsewhere, this verb is only used in 3rd-person forms, present and perfect infinitives, and present active participle.
   Conjugation of dedecet (second conjugation, impersonal, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēdecet dēdecent
imperfect dēdecēbat dēdecēbant
future dēdecēbit dēdecēbunt
perfect dēdecuit dēdecuērunt, dēdecuēre
pluperfect dēdecuerat dēdecuerant
future perfect dēdecuerit dēdecuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēdeceat dēdeceant
imperfect dēdecēret dēdecērent
perfect dēdecuerit dēdecuerint
pluperfect dēdecuisset dēdecuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present
future dēdecētō dēdecentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēdecēre dēdecuisse
participles dēdecēns

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

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