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From hebeo (I am blunt, dull)


hebēscō (defective conjugation)

  1. I become blunt, dull, dim or faint


   Conjugation of hebesco (third conjugation, defective)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present hebēscō hebēscis hebēscit hebēscimus hebēscitis hebēscunt
imperfect hebēscēbam hebēscēbās hebēscēbat hebēscēbāmus hebēscēbātis hebēscēbant
future hebēscam hebēscēs hebēscet hebēscēmus hebēscētis hebēscent
passive present hebēscor hebēsceris, hebēscere hebēscitur hebēscimur hebēsciminī hebēscuntur
imperfect hebēscēbar hebēscēbāris, hebēscēbāre hebēscēbātur hebēscēbāmur hebēscēbāminī hebēscēbantur
future hebēscar hebēscēris, hebēscēre hebēscētur hebēscēmur hebēscēminī hebēscentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present hebēscam hebēscās hebēscat hebēscāmus hebēscātis hebēscant
imperfect hebēscerem hebēscerēs hebēsceret hebēscerēmus hebēscerētis hebēscerent
passive present hebēscar hebēscāris, hebēscāre hebēscātur hebēscāmur hebēscāminī hebēscantur
imperfect hebēscerer hebēscerēris, hebēscerēre hebēscerētur hebēscerēmur hebēscerēminī hebēscerentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present hebēsce hebēscite
future hebēscitō hebēscitō hebēscitōte hebēscuntō
passive present hebēscere hebēsciminī
future hebēscitor hebēscitor hebēscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives hebēscere hebēscī
participles hebēscēns hebēscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
hebēscere hebēscendī hebēscendō hebēscendum


  • hebesco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hebesco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hebesco 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 grow slack with inactivity, stagnate: (in) otio languere et hebescere