lacto

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See also: lactó and lacto-

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From lac +‎ .

Verb[edit]

lactō (present infinitive lactāre, perfect active lactāvī, supine lactātum); first conjugation

  1. I contain or give milk, suckle.
  2. I suck milk from the breast.
  3. (impersonal) I am full of milk
    • 38 CE – 104 CE, Martial, Epigrams I.42:
      rustica lactantes nec misit Sassina metas
      nec de Picenis venit oliva cadis:
      nor did the rustic basket supply its milky [lit: being-full-of-milk] cheeses,
      or the olive emerge from its Picenian jar
Conjugation[edit]
   Conjugation of lactō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lactō lactās lactat lactāmus lactātis lactant
imperfect lactābam lactābās lactābat lactābāmus lactābātis lactābant
future lactābō lactābis lactābit lactābimus lactābitis lactābunt
perfect lactāvī lactāvistī lactāvit lactāvimus lactāvistis lactāvērunt, lactāvēre
pluperfect lactāveram lactāverās lactāverat lactāverāmus lactāverātis lactāverant
future perfect lactāverō lactāveris lactāverit lactāverimus lactāveritis lactāverint
passive present lactor lactāris, lactāre lactātur lactāmur lactāminī lactantur
imperfect lactābar lactābāris, lactābāre lactābātur lactābāmur lactābāminī lactābantur
future lactābor lactāberis, lactābere lactābitur lactābimur lactābiminī lactābuntur
perfect lactātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect lactātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect lactātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lactem lactēs lactet lactēmus lactētis lactent
imperfect lactārem lactārēs lactāret lactārēmus lactārētis lactārent
perfect lactāverim lactāverīs lactāverit lactāverīmus lactāverītis lactāverint
pluperfect lactāvissem lactāvissēs lactāvisset lactāvissēmus lactāvissētis lactāvissent
passive present lacter lactēris, lactēre lactētur lactēmur lactēminī lactentur
imperfect lactārer lactārēris, lactārēre lactārētur lactārēmur lactārēminī lactārentur
perfect lactātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect lactātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lactā lactāte
future lactātō lactātō lactātōte lactantō
passive present lactāre lactāminī
future lactātor lactātor lactantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives lactāre lactāvisse lactātūrum esse lactārī lactātum esse lactātum īrī
participles lactāns lactātūrus lactātus lactandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
lactandī lactandō lactandum lactandō lactātum lactātū
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: lactate
  • French: lacter
  • Friulian: latâ
  • Italian: lattare
  • Spanish: lactar

Etymology 2[edit]

From laciō (entice, allure) +‎ -tō.

Verb[edit]

lactō (present infinitive lactāre, perfect active lactāvī, supine lactātum); first conjugation

  1. I wheedle, flatter, deceive with flattery.
Conjugation[edit]
   Conjugation of lactō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lactō lactās lactat lactāmus lactātis lactant
imperfect lactābam lactābās lactābat lactābāmus lactābātis lactābant
future lactābō lactābis lactābit lactābimus lactābitis lactābunt
perfect lactāvī lactāvistī lactāvit lactāvimus lactāvistis lactāvērunt, lactāvēre
pluperfect lactāveram lactāverās lactāverat lactāverāmus lactāverātis lactāverant
future perfect lactāverō lactāveris lactāverit lactāverimus lactāveritis lactāverint
passive present lactor lactāris, lactāre lactātur lactāmur lactāminī lactantur
imperfect lactābar lactābāris, lactābāre lactābātur lactābāmur lactābāminī lactābantur
future lactābor lactāberis, lactābere lactābitur lactābimur lactābiminī lactābuntur
perfect lactātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect lactātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect lactātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lactem lactēs lactet lactēmus lactētis lactent
imperfect lactārem lactārēs lactāret lactārēmus lactārētis lactārent
perfect lactāverim lactāverīs lactāverit lactāverīmus lactāverītis lactāverint
pluperfect lactāvissem lactāvissēs lactāvisset lactāvissēmus lactāvissētis lactāvissent
passive present lacter lactēris, lactēre lactētur lactēmur lactēminī lactentur
imperfect lactārer lactārēris, lactārēre lactārētur lactārēmur lactārēminī lactārentur
perfect lactātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect lactātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present lactā lactāte
future lactātō lactātō lactātōte lactantō
passive present lactāre lactāminī
future lactātor lactātor lactantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives lactāre lactāvisse lactātūrum esse lactārī lactātum esse lactātum īrī
participles lactāns lactātūrus lactātus lactandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
lactandī lactandō lactandum lactandō lactātum lactātū

References[edit]

  • lacto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lacto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lacto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lacto

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