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See also: inquinó and inquinò




  1. first-person singular present indicative of inquinare



Uncertain; according to the 8th century abridgment of Festus by Paul the Deacon, the word comes from cunīre (to shit). Cognate with caenum, obscenus according to Pokorny.



inquinō (present infinitive inquināre, perfect active inquināvī, supine inquinātum); first conjugation

  1. I pollute, defile, stain, befoul.
  2. I corrupt, contaminate.


   Conjugation of inquino (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquinō inquinās inquinat inquināmus inquinātis inquinant
imperfect inquinābam inquinābās inquinābat inquinābāmus inquinābātis inquinābant
future inquinābō inquinābis inquinābit inquinābimus inquinābitis inquinābunt
perfect inquināvī inquināvistī inquināvit inquināvimus inquināvistis inquināvērunt, inquināvēre
pluperfect inquināveram inquināverās inquināverat inquināverāmus inquināverātis inquināverant
future perfect inquināverō inquināveris inquināverit inquināverimus inquināveritis inquināverint
passive present inquinor inquināris, inquināre inquinātur inquināmur inquināminī inquinantur
imperfect inquinābar inquinābāris, inquinābāre inquinābātur inquinābāmur inquinābāminī inquinābantur
future inquinābor inquināberis, inquinābere inquinābitur inquinābimur inquinābiminī inquinābuntur
perfect inquinātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect inquinātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect inquinātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquinem inquinēs inquinet inquinēmus inquinētis inquinent
imperfect inquinārem inquinārēs inquināret inquinārēmus inquinārētis inquinārent
perfect inquināverim inquināverīs inquināverit inquināverīmus inquināverītis inquināverint
pluperfect inquināvissem inquināvissēs inquināvisset inquināvissēmus inquināvissētis inquināvissent
passive present inquiner inquinēris, inquinēre inquinētur inquinēmur inquinēminī inquinentur
imperfect inquinārer inquinārēris, inquinārēre inquinārētur inquinārēmur inquinārēminī inquinārentur
perfect inquinātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect inquinātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inquinā inquināte
future inquinātō inquinātō inquinātōte inquinantō
passive present inquināre inquināminī
future inquinātor inquinātor inquinantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives inquināre inquināvisse inquinātūrus esse inquinārī inquinātus esse inquinātum īrī
participles inquināns inquinātūrus inquinātus inquinandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
inquināre inquinandī inquinandō inquinandum inquinātum inquinātū


Derived terms[edit]



  • inquino in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inquino in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inquino in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to be vicious, criminal: vitiis, sceleribus inquinatum, contaminatum, obrutum esse




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