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Uncertain. Possibly related to nōdus (knot) and/or nassa (a narrow-necked basket for catching fish). The ending may be analogous to that found in plectō (plait, weave, braid)[1] or pectō (comb wool).[2]



nectō (present infinitive nectere, perfect active nexī, supine nexum); third conjugation

  1. to connect, interweave, attach, unite; relate
    Synonyms: cōnectō, iungō, vinciō
  2. to bind, tie, fasten
    Synonyms: cōnectō, colligō, adalligō, cōnfīgō, cōnserō, dēligō, ligō, illigō, alligō, dēfīgō, fīgō, vinculō, dēstinō
    Antonyms: explicō, absolvō, dissolvō, solvō
  3. to bind by obligation, oblige, make liable
  4. to contrive, devise, compose, produce
    Synonym: dēdūcō


   Conjugation of nectō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nectō nectis nectit nectimus nectitis nectunt
imperfect nectēbam nectēbās nectēbat nectēbāmus nectēbātis nectēbant
future nectam nectēs nectet nectēmus nectētis nectent
perfect nexī nexistī nexit neximus nexistis nexērunt,
pluperfect nexeram nexerās nexerat nexerāmus nexerātis nexerant
future perfect nexerō nexeris nexerit nexerimus nexeritis nexerint
passive present nector necteris,
nectitur nectimur nectiminī nectuntur
imperfect nectēbar nectēbāris,
nectēbātur nectēbāmur nectēbāminī nectēbantur
future nectar nectēris,
nectētur nectēmur nectēminī nectentur
perfect nexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect nexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect nexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nectam nectās nectat nectāmus nectātis nectant
imperfect necterem necterēs necteret necterēmus necterētis necterent
perfect nexerim nexerīs nexerit nexerīmus nexerītis nexerint
pluperfect nexissem nexissēs nexisset nexissēmus nexissētis nexissent
passive present nectar nectāris,
nectātur nectāmur nectāminī nectantur
imperfect necterer necterēris,
necterētur necterēmur necterēminī necterentur
perfect nexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect nexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present necte nectite
future nectitō nectitō nectitōte nectuntō
passive present nectere nectiminī
future nectitor nectitor nectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nectere nexisse nexūrum esse nectī nexum esse nexum īrī
participles nectēns nexūrus nexus nectendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
nectendī nectendō nectendum nectendō nexum nexū

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Per Persson (1912) Beiträge zur indogermanischen Wortforschung, page 815
  2. 2.0 2.1 J. P. Mallory, D. Q. Adams (2006) The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and the Proto-Indo-European World, page 234
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ranko Matasović (2017) “Latin presents in -t- and the etymologies of necto ‘to weave, bind’ and flecto ‘to bend, curve’”, in Pallas[1], volume 103, →DOI, pages 37-44
  4. 4.0 4.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008) “nectō”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 404
  5. ^ Schrijver, Peter C. H. (1991) The reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European laryngeals in Latin (Leiden studies in Indo-European; 2), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, →ISBN, page 481

Further reading[edit]

  • necto”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • necto”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • necto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.