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See also: palpó and palpò




  1. first-person singular present indicative of palpare




Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *pal- (to swing, shake). Cognate with Ancient Greek πάλλω (pállō, swing, shake, shake loose), Old English fēlan (to feel). More at feel.


palpō (present infinitive palpāre, perfect active palpāvī, supine palpātum); first conjugation

  1. I touch softly, stroke, pat.
  2. (by extension) I caress, flatter, coax, wheedle; soothe.
   Conjugation of palpo (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present palpō palpās palpat palpāmus palpātis palpant
imperfect palpābam palpābās palpābat palpābāmus palpābātis palpābant
future palpābō palpābis palpābit palpābimus palpābitis palpābunt
perfect palpāvī palpāvistī palpāvit palpāvimus palpāvistis palpāvērunt, palpāvēre
pluperfect palpāveram palpāverās palpāverat palpāverāmus palpāverātis palpāverant
future perfect palpāverō palpāveris palpāverit palpāverimus palpāveritis palpāverint
passive present palpor palpāris, palpāre palpātur palpāmur palpāminī palpantur
imperfect palpābar palpābāris, palpābāre palpābātur palpābāmur palpābāminī palpābantur
future palpābor palpāberis, palpābere palpābitur palpābimur palpābiminī palpābuntur
perfect palpātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect palpātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect palpātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present palpem palpēs palpet palpēmus palpētis palpent
imperfect palpārem palpārēs palpāret palpārēmus palpārētis palpārent
perfect palpāverim palpāverīs palpāverit palpāverīmus palpāverītis palpāverint
pluperfect palpāvissem palpāvissēs palpāvisset palpāvissēmus palpāvissētis palpāvissent
passive present palper palpēris, palpēre palpētur palpēmur palpēminī palpentur
imperfect palpārer palpārēris, palpārēre palpārētur palpārēmur palpārēminī palpārentur
perfect palpātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect palpātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present palpā palpāte
future palpātō palpātō palpātōte palpantō
passive present palpāre palpāminī
future palpātor palpātor palpantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives palpāre palpāvisse palpātūrus esse palpārī palpātus esse palpātum īrī
participles palpāns palpātūrus palpātus palpandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
palpāre palpandī palpandō palpandum palpātum palpātū
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Etymology 2[edit]

From palpō (touch softly stroke; flatter).


palpō m (genitive palpōnis); third declension

  1. flatterer

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative palpō palpōnēs
genitive palpōnis palpōnum
dative palpōnī palpōnibus
accusative palpōnem palpōnēs
ablative palpōne palpōnibus
vocative palpō palpōnēs


  • palpo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • palpo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • palpo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • palpo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016




  1. first-person singular present indicative of palpar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of palpar.