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From ex- (out of, from) +‎ dīcō (say, affirm, tell).



ēdīcō (present infinitive ēdīcere, perfect active ēdīxī, supine ēdictum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative

  1. I declare, publish, establish, announce, appoint, decree, ordain something.
  2. (of magistrates) I make known (of a decree), proclaim; enact a law.
  3. (Late Latin) I explain, interpret.


   Conjugation of edico (third conjugation, irregular short imperative)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ēdīcō ēdīcis ēdīcit ēdīcimus ēdīcitis ēdīcunt
imperfect ēdīcēbam ēdīcēbās ēdīcēbat ēdīcēbāmus ēdīcēbātis ēdīcēbant
future ēdīcam ēdīcēs ēdīcet ēdīcēmus ēdīcētis ēdīcent
perfect ēdīxī ēdīxistī ēdīxit ēdīximus ēdīxistis ēdīxērunt, ēdīxēre
pluperfect ēdīxeram ēdīxerās ēdīxerat ēdīxerāmus ēdīxerātis ēdīxerant
future perfect ēdīxerō ēdīxeris ēdīxerit ēdīxerimus ēdīxeritis ēdīxerint
passive present ēdīcor ēdīceris, ēdīcere ēdīcitur ēdīcimur ēdīciminī ēdīcuntur
imperfect ēdīcēbar ēdīcēbāris, ēdīcēbāre ēdīcēbātur ēdīcēbāmur ēdīcēbāminī ēdīcēbantur
future ēdīcar ēdīcēris, ēdīcēre ēdīcētur ēdīcēmur ēdīcēminī ēdīcentur
perfect ēdictus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ēdictus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ēdictus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ēdīcam ēdīcās ēdīcat ēdīcāmus ēdīcātis ēdīcant
imperfect ēdīcerem ēdīcerēs ēdīceret ēdīcerēmus ēdīcerētis ēdīcerent
perfect ēdīxerim ēdīxerīs ēdīxerit ēdīxerīmus ēdīxerītis ēdīxerint
pluperfect ēdīxissem ēdīxissēs ēdīxisset ēdīxissēmus ēdīxissētis ēdīxissent
passive present ēdīcar ēdīcāris, ēdīcāre ēdīcātur ēdīcāmur ēdīcāminī ēdīcantur
imperfect ēdīcerer ēdīcerēris, ēdīcerēre ēdīcerētur ēdīcerēmur ēdīcerēminī ēdīcerentur
perfect ēdictus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ēdictus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ēdīc, ēdīce ēdīcite
future ēdīcitō ēdīcitō ēdīcitōte ēdīcuntō
passive present ēdīcere ēdīciminī
future ēdīcitor ēdīcitor ēdīcuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ēdīcere ēdīxisse ēdictūrus esse ēdīcī ēdictus esse ēdictum īrī
participles ēdīcēns ēdictūrus ēdictus ēdīcendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
ēdīcere ēdīcendī ēdīcendō ēdīcendum ēdictum ēdictū

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  • edico in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • edico in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • edico in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to issue a proclamation calling on the senators to assemble in full force: edicere, ut senatus frequens adsit (Fam. 11. 6. 2)
    • to proclaim that the courts are closed, a cessation of legal business: iustitium indicere, edicere (Phil. 5. 12)