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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.


  • petens in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • petens in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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