meto

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See also: Měto

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

meto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of metre

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From meti +‎ -o.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmeto]
  • Rhymes: -eto
  • Hyphenation: me‧to

Noun[edit]

meto (uncountable, accusative meton)

  1. placement

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *meteō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂met- (to mow, reap), enlargement of *h₂meh₁-. The perfect messuī for the expected *messī is through analogy from its antonym seruī.

Cognate with Welsh medi (to reap), Ancient Greek ἀμάω (amáō, to reap corn) and ἄμητος (ámētos, harvest), Lithuanian mèsti and métyti (to throw), Russian мести́ (mestí, to sweep) and метáть (metátʹ, to throw; pile up hay), English mow and meadow.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

metō (present infinitive metere, perfect active messuī, supine messum); third conjugation

  1. I reap, harvest.
    Synonym: dēsecō
  2. I cut, crop or snip off.
  3. I cut through, sever.
  4. I mow down, cut down (in battle).
    • Tertullianus, Apologeticus, 50.13
      Plūrēs efficimur, quotiēs metimur ā vōbīs; sēmen est sanguis chrīstiānōrum.
      We multiply whenever we are cut down by you; the blood of Christians is seed.

Conjugation[edit]

Not to be confused with the deponent verb mētor, with which the passive forms overlap.

   Conjugation of metō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present metō metis metit metimus metitis metunt
imperfect metēbam metēbās metēbat metēbāmus metēbātis metēbant
future metam metēs metet metēmus metētis metent
perfect messuī messuistī messuit messuimus messuistis messuērunt,
messuēre
pluperfect messueram messuerās messuerat messuerāmus messuerātis messuerant
future perfect messuerō messueris messuerit messuerimus messueritis messuerint
passive present metor meteris,
metere
metitur metimur metiminī metuntur
imperfect metēbar metēbāris,
metēbāre
metēbātur metēbāmur metēbāminī metēbantur
future metar metēris,
metēre
metētur metēmur metēminī metentur
perfect messus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect messus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect messus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present metam metās metat metāmus metātis metant
imperfect meterem meterēs meteret meterēmus meterētis meterent
perfect messuerim messuerīs messuerit messuerīmus messuerītis messuerint
pluperfect messuissem messuissēs messuisset messuissēmus messuissētis messuissent
passive present metar metāris,
metāre
metātur metāmur metāminī metantur
imperfect meterer meterēris,
meterēre
meterētur meterēmur meterēminī meterentur
perfect messus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect messus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mete metite
future metitō metitō metitōte metuntō
passive present metere metiminī
future metitor metitor metuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives metere messuisse messūrum esse metī messum esse messum īrī
participles metēns messūrus messus metendus,
metundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
metendī metendō metendum metendō messum messū

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Italo-Romance:
    • Italian: mietere
    • Neapolitan: méte
    • Sicilian: mètiri
  • Padanian:
  • Northern Gallo-Romance:
  • Southern Gallo-Romance:

References[edit]

  • meto”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • meto”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • meto in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • meto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • as you sow, so will you reap: ut sementem feceris, ita metes (proverb.) (De Or. 2. 65)
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ.tɔ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtɔ
  • Syllabification: me‧to

Noun[edit]

meto

  1. vocative singular of meta

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

meto

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of meter

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmeto/, [ˈme.t̪o]

Verb[edit]

meto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of meter