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From Proto-Indo-European *kneygʷʰ- (to bend, to droop). Cognate with connīveō, nītor (to bear or rest upon something), Proto-Germanic *hnīwaną.



nictō (present infinitive nictāre, perfect active nictāvī, supine nictātum); first conjugation

  1. I blink.
  2. I wink, signal with the eyes.
  3. (figuratively, of fire) I flash.
  4. (figuratively) I strive, make effort.


   Conjugation of nictō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nictō nictās nictat nictāmus nictātis nictant
imperfect nictābam nictābās nictābat nictābāmus nictābātis nictābant
future nictābō nictābis nictābit nictābimus nictābitis nictābunt
perfect nictāvī nictāvistī nictāvit nictāvimus nictāvistis nictāvērunt,
pluperfect nictāveram nictāverās nictāverat nictāverāmus nictāverātis nictāverant
future perfect nictāverō nictāveris nictāverit nictāverimus nictāveritis nictāverint
passive present nictor nictāris,
nictātur nictāmur nictāminī nictantur
imperfect nictābar nictābāris,
nictābātur nictābāmur nictābāminī nictābantur
future nictābor nictāberis,
nictābitur nictābimur nictābiminī nictābuntur
perfect nictātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect nictātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect nictātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nictem nictēs nictet nictēmus nictētis nictent
imperfect nictārem nictārēs nictāret nictārēmus nictārētis nictārent
perfect nictāverim nictāverīs nictāverit nictāverīmus nictāverītis nictāverint
pluperfect nictāvissem nictāvissēs nictāvisset nictāvissēmus nictāvissētis nictāvissent
passive present nicter nictēris,
nictētur nictēmur nictēminī nictentur
imperfect nictārer nictārēris,
nictārētur nictārēmur nictārēminī nictārentur
perfect nictātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect nictātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nictā nictāte
future nictātō nictātō nictātōte nictantō
passive present nictāre nictāminī
future nictātor nictātor nictantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nictāre nictāvisse nictātūrum esse nictārī nictātum esse nictātum īrī
participles nictāns nictātūrus nictātus nictandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
nictandī nictandō nictandum nictandō nictātum nictātū

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  • English: nictate