imitor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a deponent frequentive Proto-Indo-European root ime-eto, from *aim ‎(copy), same source as imāgō ‎(a copy, image), aemulus and Hittite 𒄭𒈠 ‎(ḫimma, substitute, imitation).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

imitor ‎(present infinitive imitārī, perfect active imitātus sum); first conjugation, deponent

  1. I represent, express, portray.
  2. I imitate, act like, copy after, seek to resemble, counterfeit.

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of imitor (first conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present imitor imitāris, imitāre imitātur imitāmur imitāminī imitantur
imperfect imitābar imitābāris, imitābāre imitābātur imitābāmur imitābāminī imitābantur
future imitābor imitāberis, imitābere imitābitur imitābimur imitābiminī imitābuntur
perfect imitātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect imitātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect imitātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present imiter imitēris, imitēre imitētur imitēmur imitēminī imitentur
imperfect imitārer imitārēris, imitārēre imitārētur imitārēmur imitārēminī imitārentur
perfect imitātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect imitātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present imitāre imitāminī
future imitātor imitātor imitantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives imitārī imitātus esse imitātūrus esse imitātum īrī
participles imitāns imitātus imitātūrus imitandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
imitārī imitandī imitandō imitandum imitātum imitātū

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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