mentior

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Denominal verb from mēns, mentis (mind). The meaning "to lie" stems from a semantic shift "to be inventive, have second thoughts" > "to lie, conjure up".

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Verb[edit]

mentior (present infinitive mentīrī, perfect active mentītus sum); fourth conjugation, deponent

  1. I lie, deceive
  2. I pretend, feign

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of mentior (fourth conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mentior mentīris, mentīre mentītur mentīmur mentīminī mentiuntur
imperfect mentiēbar mentiēbāris, mentiēbāre mentiēbātur mentiēbāmur mentiēbāminī mentiēbantur
future mentiar mentiēris, mentiēre mentiētur mentiēmur mentiēminī mentientur
perfect mentītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect mentītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect mentītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mentiar mentiāris, mentiāre mentiātur mentiāmur mentiāminī mentiantur
imperfect mentīrer mentīrēris, mentīrēre mentīrētur mentīrēmur mentīrēminī mentīrentur
perfect mentītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect mentītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mentīre mentīminī
future mentītor mentītor mentiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives mentīrī mentītus esse mentītūrus esse mentītum īrī
participles mentiēns mentītus mentītūrus mentiendus

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