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From ex- (out of, from) +‎ cernō (separate, sift; discern).



excernō (present infinitive excernere, perfect active excrēvī, supine excrētum); third conjugation

  1. I sift out, separate.
  2. I keep apart, keep away.
  3. I accumulate, proliferate

Ex: Litium series excreverant. A succession of lawsuits had accumulated.

  1. (of the body) I excrete, carry off, discharge.


   Conjugation of excerno (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present excernō excernis excernit excernimus excernitis excernunt
imperfect excernēbam excernēbās excernēbat excernēbāmus excernēbātis excernēbant
future excernam excernēs excernet excernēmus excernētis excernent
perfect excrēvī excrēvistī excrēvit excrēvimus excrēvistis excrēvērunt, excrēvēre
pluperfect excrēveram excrēverās excrēverat excrēverāmus excrēverātis excrēverant
future perfect excrēverō excrēveris excrēverit excrēverimus excrēveritis excrēverint
passive present excernor excerneris, excernere excernitur excernimur excerniminī excernuntur
imperfect excernēbar excernēbāris, excernēbāre excernēbātur excernēbāmur excernēbāminī excernēbantur
future excernar excernēris, excernēre excernētur excernēmur excernēminī excernentur
perfect excrētus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect excrētus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect excrētus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present excernam excernās excernat excernāmus excernātis excernant
imperfect excernerem excernerēs excerneret excernerēmus excernerētis excernerent
perfect excrēverim excrēverīs excrēverit excrēverīmus excrēverītis excrēverint
pluperfect excrēvissem excrēvissēs excrēvisset excrēvissēmus excrēvissētis excrēvissent
passive present excernar excernāris, excernāre excernātur excernāmur excernāminī excernantur
imperfect excernerer excernerēris, excernerēre excernerētur excernerēmur excernerēminī excernerentur
perfect excrētus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect excrētus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present excerne excernite
future excernitō excernitō excernitōte excernuntō
passive present excernere excerniminī
future excernitor excernitor excernuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives excernere excrēvisse excrētūrus esse excernī excrētus esse excrētum īrī
participles excernēns excrētūrus excrētus excernendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
excernere excernendī excernendō excernendum excrētum excrētū

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