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From in + haereō ‎(cleave, cling).



inhaereō ‎(present infinitive inhaerēre, perfect active inhaesī, supine inhaesum); second conjugation

  1. I stick or inhere in; stick, cleave, hang or adhere to; hold on to.
  2. (figuratively) I cling or adhere to, engage deeply or closely in; I am closely connected with.


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of inhaereo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inhaereō inhaerēs inhaeret inhaerēmus inhaerētis inhaerent
imperfect inhaerēbam inhaerēbās inhaerēbat inhaerēbāmus inhaerēbātis inhaerēbant
future inhaerēbō inhaerēbis inhaerēbit inhaerēbimus inhaerēbitis inhaerēbunt
perfect inhaesī inhaesistī inhaesit inhaesimus inhaesistis inhaesērunt, inhaesēre
pluperfect inhaeseram inhaeserās inhaeserat inhaeserāmus inhaeserātis inhaeserant
future perfect inhaeserō inhaeseris inhaeserit inhaeserimus inhaeseritis inhaeserint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inhaeream inhaereās inhaereat inhaereāmus inhaereātis inhaereant
imperfect inhaerērem inhaerērēs inhaerēret inhaerērēmus inhaerērētis inhaerērent
perfect inhaeserim inhaeserīs inhaeserit inhaeserīmus inhaeserītis inhaeserint
pluperfect inhaesissem inhaesissēs inhaesisset inhaesissēmus inhaesissētis inhaesissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inhaerē inhaerēte
future inhaerētō inhaerētō inhaerētōte inhaerentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives inhaerēre inhaesisse inhaesūrus esse
participles inhaerēns inhaesūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
inhaerēre inhaerendī inhaerendō inhaerendum inhaesum inhaesū

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