inquam

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *enskʷé-, prefixed form of the thematic aorist of Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to say).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

inquam (present infinitive, perfect active inquiī); irregular conjugation, defective

  1. I say.

Usage notes[edit]

Used to introduce a quotation, platitude, or logical argument.

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of inquam (irregular, highly defective)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquam inquis inquit inquimus inquitis inquiunt
imperfect inquiēbat
future inquiēs inquiet
perfect inquiī inquistī inquit
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquiat
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inque
future inquitō inquitō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives
participles inquiēns