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Alternative forms[edit]


From ob- +‎ stupēscō (I become amazed).



obstipēscō (present infinitive obstipēscere, perfect active obstipuī); third conjugation, no passive

  1. I become numb or stupefied
  2. I am astonished, astounded or amazed


   Conjugation of obstipesco (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obstipēscō obstipēscis obstipēscit obstipēscimus obstipēscitis obstipēscunt
imperfect obstipēscēbam obstipēscēbās obstipēscēbat obstipēscēbāmus obstipēscēbātis obstipēscēbant
future obstipēscam obstipēscēs obstipēscet obstipēscēmus obstipēscētis obstipēscent
perfect obstipuī obstipuistī obstipuit obstipuimus obstipuistis obstipuērunt, obstipuēre
pluperfect obstipueram obstipuerās obstipuerat obstipuerāmus obstipuerātis obstipuerant
future perfect obstipuerō obstipueris obstipuerit obstipuerimus obstipueritis obstipuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obstipēscam obstipēscās obstipēscat obstipēscāmus obstipēscātis obstipēscant
imperfect obstipēscerem obstipēscerēs obstipēsceret obstipēscerēmus obstipēscerētis obstipēscerent
perfect obstipuerim obstipuerīs obstipuerit obstipuerīmus obstipuerītis obstipuerint
pluperfect obstipuissem obstipuissēs obstipuisset obstipuissēmus obstipuissētis obstipuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present obstipēsce obstipēscite
future obstipēscitō obstipēscitō obstipēscitōte obstipēscuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives obstipēscere obstipuisse
participles obstipēscēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
obstipēscere obstipēscendī obstipēscendō obstipēscendum

Related terms[edit]


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