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Present participle of petō.


petēns m, f, n (genitive petentis); third declension

  1. desiring
  2. attacking


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative petēns petentēs petentia
genitive petentis petentium
dative petentī petentibus
accusative petentem petēns petentēs petentia
ablative petente, petentī1 petentibus
vocative petēns petentēs petentia

1When used purely as an adjective.


  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “petens”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • petens” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to accede to a man's petitions: alicui petenti satisfacere, non deesse
    • to refuse, reject a request: petenti alicui negare aliquid