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From Proto-Italic *memonai, from Proto-Indo-European *memóne (to remember), perfect of the root *men- (to think). Compare mēns (mind).





meminī (present infinitive meminisse); third conjugation, perfect forms have present meaning, no supine stem

  1. to remember, recollect, recall, call to mind, think of
    Synonyms: memorō, referō, moneō, admoneō, retineō, redūcō, recordor
    Antonyms: oblīvīscor, oblitterō
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 1.203:
      “forsan et haec ōlim meminisse iuvābit”
      “Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to remember [even] these [things].”
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Exodus.20.8:
      Mementō ut diem sabbatī sānctificēs.
      Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  2. to be mindful of

Usage notes


This verb is perfect in form but present in meaning. See also ōdī and coepī.


   Conjugation of meminī (third conjugation, no present stem, no supine stem, active only, perfect forms as present, pluperfect as imperfect, future perfect as future)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present meminī meministī meminit meminimus meministis meminērunt,
imperfect memineram meminerās meminerat meminerāmus meminerātis meminerant
future meminerō memineris meminerit meminerimus memineritis meminerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present meminerim meminerīs meminerit meminerīmus meminerītis meminerint
imperfect meminissem meminissēs meminisset meminissēmus meminissētis meminissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present
future mementō mementōte
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives meminisse



Derived terms



  • memini”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • memini”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • memini in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • do not forget: mementote with Acc. c. Inf.
  • memini”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly