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From Proto-Italic *medēōr, from Proto-Indo-European *med- (to measure, give advice, heal). Compare Avestan 𐬬𐬍-𐬨𐬀𐬛(vī-mad), Old Persian [script needed] (azdā), Old Armenian միտ (mit), Old Irish midiur, Gothic 𐌼𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌸𐍃 (mitaþs), Ancient Greek μέδομαι (médomai), German Maut.



medeor (present infinitive medērī); second conjugation, deponent, no perfect or supine stem

  1. (with dative case) to heal, cure, remedy, be good for or against a disease
    Synonym: sānō
  2. (figuratively) to amend, correct, relieve
    Synonyms: corrigō, reficiō, reparō, ēmendō


  • Second conjugation, but with no perfect conjugation or future participle and infinitive.
   Conjugation of medeor (second conjugation, no supine stem, deponent, no perfect stem)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present medeor medēris,
medētur medēmur medēminī medentur
imperfect medēbar medēbāris,
medēbātur medēbāmur medēbāminī medēbantur
future medēbor medēberis,
medēbitur medēbimur medēbiminī medēbuntur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present medear medeāris,
medeātur medeāmur medeāminī medeantur
imperfect medērer medērēris,
medērētur medērēmur medērēminī medērentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present medēre medēminī
future medētor medētor medentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives medērī
participles medēns medendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
medendī medendō medendum medendō

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  • medeor”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • medeor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • medeor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to relieve a difficulty: incommodis mederi