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  • IPA(key): /difˈfa.mo/
  • Rhymes: -amo
  • Hyphenation: dif‧fà‧mo



  1. first-person singular present indicative of diffamare



From dis- +‎ fāma (report, opinion, reputation) +‎ .



diffāmō (present infinitive diffāmāre, perfect active diffāmāvī, supine diffāmātum); first conjugation

  1. I spread an unfavorable report.
  2. I defame, malign, decry.
  3. (Late Latin) I proclaim or declare widely.


   Conjugation of diffāmō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffāmō diffāmās diffāmat diffāmāmus diffāmātis diffāmant
imperfect diffāmābam diffāmābās diffāmābat diffāmābāmus diffāmābātis diffāmābant
future diffāmābō diffāmābis diffāmābit diffāmābimus diffāmābitis diffāmābunt
perfect diffāmāvī diffāmāvistī diffāmāvit diffāmāvimus diffāmāvistis diffāmāvērunt, diffāmāvēre
pluperfect diffāmāveram diffāmāverās diffāmāverat diffāmāverāmus diffāmāverātis diffāmāverant
future perfect diffāmāverō diffāmāveris diffāmāverit diffāmāverimus diffāmāveritis diffāmāverint
passive present diffāmor diffāmāris, diffāmāre diffāmātur diffāmāmur diffāmāminī diffāmantur
imperfect diffāmābar diffāmābāris, diffāmābāre diffāmābātur diffāmābāmur diffāmābāminī diffāmābantur
future diffāmābor diffāmāberis, diffāmābere diffāmābitur diffāmābimur diffāmābiminī diffāmābuntur
perfect diffāmātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect diffāmātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect diffāmātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffāmem diffāmēs diffāmet diffāmēmus diffāmētis diffāment
imperfect diffāmārem diffāmārēs diffāmāret diffāmārēmus diffāmārētis diffāmārent
perfect diffāmāverim diffāmāverīs diffāmāverit diffāmāverīmus diffāmāverītis diffāmāverint
pluperfect diffāmāvissem diffāmāvissēs diffāmāvisset diffāmāvissēmus diffāmāvissētis diffāmāvissent
passive present diffāmer diffāmēris, diffāmēre diffāmētur diffāmēmur diffāmēminī diffāmentur
imperfect diffāmārer diffāmārēris, diffāmārēre diffāmārētur diffāmārēmur diffāmārēminī diffāmārentur
perfect diffāmātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect diffāmātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present diffāmā diffāmāte
future diffāmātō diffāmātō diffāmātōte diffāmantō
passive present diffāmāre diffāmāminī
future diffāmātor diffāmātor diffāmantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives diffāmāre diffāmāvisse diffāmātūrum esse diffāmārī diffāmātum esse diffāmātum īrī
participles diffāmāns diffāmātūrus diffāmātus diffāmandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
diffāmandī diffāmandō diffāmandum diffāmandō diffāmātum diffāmātū

Related terms[edit]


  • English: defame
  • French: diffamer


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