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From ob- (against, before) +‎ nūntiō (announce).



obnūntiō (present infinitive obnūntiāre, perfect active obnūntiāvī, supine obnūntiātum); first conjugation

  1. I report or announce bad news.
  2. I announce a bad omen.


   Conjugation of obnuntio (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obnūntiō obnūntiās obnūntiat obnūntiāmus obnūntiātis obnūntiant
imperfect obnūntiābam obnūntiābās obnūntiābat obnūntiābāmus obnūntiābātis obnūntiābant
future obnūntiābō obnūntiābis obnūntiābit obnūntiābimus obnūntiābitis obnūntiābunt
perfect obnūntiāvī obnūntiāvistī obnūntiāvit obnūntiāvimus obnūntiāvistis obnūntiāvērunt, obnūntiāvēre
pluperfect obnūntiāveram obnūntiāverās obnūntiāverat obnūntiāverāmus obnūntiāverātis obnūntiāverant
future perfect obnūntiāverō obnūntiāveris obnūntiāverit obnūntiāverimus obnūntiāveritis obnūntiāverint
passive present obnūntior obnūntiāris, obnūntiāre obnūntiātur obnūntiāmur obnūntiāminī obnūntiantur
imperfect obnūntiābar obnūntiābāris, obnūntiābāre obnūntiābātur obnūntiābāmur obnūntiābāminī obnūntiābantur
future obnūntiābor obnūntiāberis, obnūntiābere obnūntiābitur obnūntiābimur obnūntiābiminī obnūntiābuntur
perfect obnūntiātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect obnūntiātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect obnūntiātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obnūntiem obnūntiēs obnūntiet obnūntiēmus obnūntiētis obnūntient
imperfect obnūntiārem obnūntiārēs obnūntiāret obnūntiārēmus obnūntiārētis obnūntiārent
perfect obnūntiāverim obnūntiāverīs obnūntiāverit obnūntiāverīmus obnūntiāverītis obnūntiāverint
pluperfect obnūntiāvissem obnūntiāvissēs obnūntiāvisset obnūntiāvissēmus obnūntiāvissētis obnūntiāvissent
passive present obnūntier obnūntiēris, obnūntiēre obnūntiētur obnūntiēmur obnūntiēminī obnūntientur
imperfect obnūntiārer obnūntiārēris, obnūntiārēre obnūntiārētur obnūntiārēmur obnūntiārēminī obnūntiārentur
perfect obnūntiātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect obnūntiātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obnūntiā obnūntiāte
future obnūntiātō obnūntiātō obnūntiātōte obnūntiantō
passive present obnūntiāre obnūntiāminī
future obnūntiātor obnūntiātor obnūntiantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives obnūntiāre obnūntiāvisse obnūntiātūrus esse obnūntiārī obnūntiātus esse obnūntiātum īrī
participles obnūntiāns obnūntiātūrus obnūntiātus obnūntiandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
obnūntiāre obnūntiandī obnūntiandō obnūntiandum obnūntiātum obnūntiātū

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  • obnuntio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • obnuntio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • obnuntio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the augurs announce an unfavourable sign: augures obnuntiant (consuli) (Phil. 2. 33. 83)
  • obnuntio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016