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From māter (mother) +‎ -ēscō.



mātrēscō (defective conjugation)

  1. I become a mother or like one's mother.


  • This verb is defective, with only those forms based on the first principal part.
   Conjugation of matresco (third conjugation, defective)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mātrēscō mātrēscis mātrēscit mātrēscimus mātrēscitis mātrēscunt
imperfect mātrēscēbam mātrēscēbās mātrēscēbat mātrēscēbāmus mātrēscēbātis mātrēscēbant
future mātrēscam mātrēscēs mātrēscet mātrēscēmus mātrēscētis mātrēscent
passive present mātrēscor mātrēsceris, mātrēscere mātrēscitur mātrēscimur mātrēsciminī mātrēscuntur
imperfect mātrēscēbar mātrēscēbāris, mātrēscēbāre mātrēscēbātur mātrēscēbāmur mātrēscēbāminī mātrēscēbantur
future mātrēscar mātrēscēris, mātrēscēre mātrēscētur mātrēscēmur mātrēscēminī mātrēscentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mātrēscam mātrēscās mātrēscat mātrēscāmus mātrēscātis mātrēscant
imperfect mātrēscerem mātrēscerēs mātrēsceret mātrēscerēmus mātrēscerētis mātrēscerent
passive present mātrēscar mātrēscāris, mātrēscāre mātrēscātur mātrēscāmur mātrēscāminī mātrēscantur
imperfect mātrēscerer mātrēscerēris, mātrēscerēre mātrēscerētur mātrēscerēmur mātrēscerēminī mātrēscerentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mātrēsce mātrēscite
future mātrēscitō mātrēscitō mātrēscitōte mātrēscuntō
passive present mātrēscere mātrēsciminī
future mātrēscitor mātrēscitor mātrēscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives mātrēscere mātrēscī
participles mātrēscēns mātrēscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
mātrēscere mātrēscendī mātrēscendō mātrēscendum

Related terms[edit]


  • matresco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • matresco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette