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From ōs (mouth) +‎ citō (cause to move).



ōscitō (present infinitive ōscitāre, perfect active ōscitāvī, supine ōscitātus); first conjugation

  1. I open my mouth, gape
  2. I open out, unfold
  3. I gape with weariness, yawn


   Conjugation of oscito (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ōscitō ōscitās ōscitat ōscitāmus ōscitātis ōscitant
imperfect ōscitābam ōscitābās ōscitābat ōscitābāmus ōscitābātis ōscitābant
future ōscitābō ōscitābis ōscitābit ōscitābimus ōscitābitis ōscitābunt
perfect ōscitāvī ōscitāvistī ōscitāvit ōscitāvimus ōscitāvistis ōscitāvērunt, ōscitāvēre
pluperfect ōscitāveram ōscitāverās ōscitāverat ōscitāverāmus ōscitāverātis ōscitāverant
future perfect ōscitāverō ōscitāveris ōscitāverit ōscitāverimus ōscitāveritis ōscitāverint
passive present ōscitor ōscitāris, ōscitāre ōscitātur ōscitāmur ōscitāminī ōscitantur
imperfect ōscitābar ōscitābāris, ōscitābāre ōscitābātur ōscitābāmur ōscitābāminī ōscitābantur
future ōscitābor ōscitāberis, ōscitābere ōscitābitur ōscitābimur ōscitābiminī ōscitābuntur
perfect ōscitātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ōscitātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ōscitātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ōscitem ōscitēs ōscitet ōscitēmus ōscitētis ōscitent
imperfect ōscitārem ōscitārēs ōscitāret ōscitārēmus ōscitārētis ōscitārent
perfect ōscitāverim ōscitāverīs ōscitāverit ōscitāverimus ōscitāveritis ōscitāverint
pluperfect ōscitāvissem ōscitāvissēs ōscitāvisset ōscitāvissēmus ōscitāvissētis ōscitāvissent
passive present ōsciter ōscitēris, ōscitēre ōscitētur ōscitēmur ōscitēminī ōscitentur
imperfect ōscitārer ōscitārēris, ōscitārēre ōscitārētur ōscitārēmur ōscitārēminī ōscitārentur
perfect ōscitātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ōscitātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ōscitā ōscitāte
future ōscitātō ōscitātō ōscitātōte ōscitantō
passive present ōscitāre ōscitāminī
future ōscitātor ōscitātor ōscitantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ōscitāre ōscitāvisse ōscitātūrus esse ōscitārī ōscitātus esse ōscitātum īrī
participles ōscitāns ōscitātūrus ōscitātus ōscitandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
ōscitāre ōscitandī ōscitandō ōscitandum ōscitātum ōscitātū

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