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See also: Impero, imperó, and imperò



  • IPA(key): /imˈpɛ.ro/
  • Hyphenation: im‧pè‧ro
  • Rhymes: -ɛro

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin imperium.

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impero m (plural imperi)

  1. empire
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. first-person singular present of imperare


Further reading[edit]

  • impero in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • impero in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)
  • impero in Grandi Dizionari
  • impero in – Garzanti Linguistica, De Agostini Scuola Spa
  • impero in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti
  • impero in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana



From in- +‎ parō.



imperō (present infinitive imperāre, perfect active imperāvī, supine imperātum); first conjugation

  1. (with dative) I command, give orders to
  2. I rule, govern
  3. I demand, impose


   Conjugation of imperō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present imperō imperās imperat imperāmus imperātis imperant
imperfect imperābam imperābās imperābat imperābāmus imperābātis imperābant
future imperābō imperābis imperābit imperābimus imperābitis imperābunt
perfect imperāvī imperāvistī, imperāstī1 imperāvit imperāvimus imperāvistis, imperāstis1 imperāvērunt, imperāvēre
pluperfect imperāveram imperāverās imperāverat imperāverāmus imperāverātis imperāverant
future perfect imperāverō imperāveris imperāverit imperāverimus imperāveritis imperāverint
passive present imperor imperāris, imperāre imperātur imperāmur imperāminī imperantur
imperfect imperābar imperābāris, imperābāre imperābātur imperābāmur imperābāminī imperābantur
future imperābor imperāberis, imperābere imperābitur imperābimur imperābiminī imperābuntur
perfect imperātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect imperātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect imperātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present imperem imperēs imperet imperēmus imperētis imperent
imperfect imperārem imperārēs imperāret imperārēmus imperārētis imperārent
perfect imperāverim imperāverīs imperāverit imperāverīmus imperāverītis imperāverint
pluperfect imperāvissem, imperāssem1 imperāvissēs, imperāssēs1 imperāvisset, imperāsset1 imperāvissēmus, imperāssēmus1 imperāvissētis, imperāssētis1 imperāvissent, imperāssent1
passive present imperer imperēris, imperēre imperētur imperēmur imperēminī imperentur
imperfect imperārer imperārēris, imperārēre imperārētur imperārēmur imperārēminī imperārentur
perfect imperātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect imperātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present imperā imperāte
future imperātō imperātō imperātōte imperantō
passive present imperāre imperāminī
future imperātor imperātor imperantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives imperāre imperāvisse, imperāsse1 imperātūrum esse imperārī imperātum esse imperātum īrī
participles imperāns imperātūrus imperātus imperandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
imperandī imperandō imperandum imperandō imperātum imperātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

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  • impero in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • impero in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • impero in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have self-control; to restrain oneself, master one's inclinations: sibi imperare or continere et coercere se ipsum
    • to overcome one's passions: imperare cupiditatibus
    • to compel communities to provide troops: imperare milites civitatibus
    • to compel communities to provide hostages: obsides civitatibus imperare




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of imperar



  • IPA(key): /imˈpeɾo/, [ĩmˈpe.ɾo]



  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of imperar.