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From dis- +‎ torqueō ‎(twist).



distorqueō ‎(present infinitive distorquēre, perfect active distorsī, supine distortum); second conjugation

  1. I turn different ways, twist, distort.
  2. I torment, torture.


  • The fourth principal part also appears as distorsum.
   Conjugation of distorqueo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distorqueō distorquēs distorquet distorquēmus distorquētis distorquent
imperfect distorquēbam distorquēbās distorquēbat distorquēbāmus distorquēbātis distorquēbant
future distorquēbō distorquēbis distorquēbit distorquēbimus distorquēbitis distorquēbunt
perfect distorsī distorsistī distorsit distorsimus distorsistis distorsērunt, distorsēre
pluperfect distorseram distorserās distorserat distorserāmus distorserātis distorserant
future perfect distorserō distorseris distorserit distorserimus distorseritis distorserint
passive present distorqueor distorquēris, distorquēre distorquētur distorquēmur distorquēminī distorquentur
imperfect distorquēbar distorquēbāris, distorquēbāre distorquēbātur distorquēbāmur distorquēbāminī distorquēbantur
future distorquēbor distorquēberis, distorquēbere distorquēbitur distorquēbimur distorquēbiminī distorquēbuntur
perfect distortus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect distortus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect distortus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distorqueam distorqueās distorqueat distorqueāmus distorqueātis distorqueant
imperfect distorquērem distorquērēs distorquēret distorquērēmus distorquērētis distorquērent
perfect distorserim distorserīs distorserit distorserīmus distorserītis distorserint
pluperfect distorsissem distorsissēs distorsisset distorsissēmus distorsissētis distorsissent
passive present distorquear distorqueāris, distorqueāre distorqueātur distorqueāmur distorqueāminī distorqueantur
imperfect distorquērer distorquērēris, distorquērēre distorquērētur distorquērēmur distorquērēminī distorquērentur
perfect distortus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect distortus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present distorquē distorquēte
future distorquētō distorquētō distorquētōte distorquentō
passive present distorquēre distorquēminī
future distorquētor distorquētor distorquentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives distorquēre distorsisse distortūrus esse distorquērī distortus esse distortum īrī
participles distorquēns distortūrus distortus distorquendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
distorquēre distorquendī distorquendō distorquendum distortum distortū

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  • distorqueo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.