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pistää +‎ -o


  • IPA(key): /ˈpisto/, [ˈpis̠t̪o̞]
  • Rhymes: -isto
  • Syllabification: pis‧to



  1. sting, bite
    ampiaisen pistobee sting
  2. prick, puncture, hole made by piercing or puncturing
  3. (sewing) stitch
  4. (fencing) thrust


Inflection of pisto (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative pisto pistot
genitive piston pistojen
partitive pistoa pistoja
illative pistoon pistoihin
singular plural
nominative pisto pistot
accusative nom. pisto pistot
gen. piston
genitive piston pistojen
partitive pistoa pistoja
inessive pistossa pistoissa
elative pistosta pistoista
illative pistoon pistoihin
adessive pistolla pistoilla
ablative pistolta pistoilta
allative pistolle pistoille
essive pistona pistoina
translative pistoksi pistoiksi
instructive pistoin
abessive pistotta pistoitta
comitative pistoineen
Possessive forms of pisto (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person pistoni pistomme
2nd person pistosi pistonne
3rd person pistonsa





Frequentative of pīnsō (past participle pī̆stum).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpiːs.toː/, [ˈpiːs̠t̪oː] or IPA(key): /ˈpis.toː/, [ˈpɪs̠t̪oː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈpis.to/, [ˈpist̪ɔ]
  • Note: the original short vowel was apparently prone to analogical substitution from pīnsō.


pī̆stō (present infinitive pī̆stāre, perfect active pī̆stāvī, supine pī̆stātum); first conjugation

  1. to pound


   Conjugation of pī̆stō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pī̆stō pī̆stās pī̆stat pī̆stāmus pī̆stātis pī̆stant
imperfect pī̆stābam pī̆stābās pī̆stābat pī̆stābāmus pī̆stābātis pī̆stābant
future pī̆stābō pī̆stābis pī̆stābit pī̆stābimus pī̆stābitis pī̆stābunt
perfect pī̆stāvī pī̆stāvistī pī̆stāvit pī̆stāvimus pī̆stāvistis pī̆stāvērunt, pī̆stāvēre
pluperfect pī̆stāveram pī̆stāverās pī̆stāverat pī̆stāverāmus pī̆stāverātis pī̆stāverant
future perfect pī̆stāverō pī̆stāveris pī̆stāverit pī̆stāverimus pī̆stāveritis pī̆stāverint
passive present pī̆stor pī̆stāris, pī̆stāre pī̆stātur pī̆stāmur pī̆stāminī pī̆stantur
imperfect pī̆stābar pī̆stābāris, pī̆stābāre pī̆stābātur pī̆stābāmur pī̆stābāminī pī̆stābantur
future pī̆stābor pī̆stāberis, pī̆stābere pī̆stābitur pī̆stābimur pī̆stābiminī pī̆stābuntur
perfect pī̆stātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect pī̆stātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect pī̆stātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pī̆stem pī̆stēs pī̆stet pī̆stēmus pī̆stētis pī̆stent
imperfect pī̆stārem pī̆stārēs pī̆stāret pī̆stārēmus pī̆stārētis pī̆stārent
perfect pī̆stāverim pī̆stāverīs pī̆stāverit pī̆stāverīmus pī̆stāverītis pī̆stāverint
pluperfect pī̆stāvissem pī̆stāvissēs pī̆stāvisset pī̆stāvissēmus pī̆stāvissētis pī̆stāvissent
passive present pī̆ster pī̆stēris, pī̆stēre pī̆stētur pī̆stēmur pī̆stēminī pī̆stentur
imperfect pī̆stārer pī̆stārēris, pī̆stārēre pī̆stārētur pī̆stārēmur pī̆stārēminī pī̆stārentur
perfect pī̆stātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect pī̆stātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present pī̆stā pī̆stāte
future pī̆stātō pī̆stātō pī̆stātōte pī̆stantō
passive present pī̆stāre pī̆stāminī
future pī̆stātor pī̆stātor pī̆stantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives pī̆stāre pī̆stāvisse pī̆stātūrum esse pī̆stārī pī̆stātum esse pī̆stātum īrī
participles pī̆stāns pī̆stātūrus pī̆stātus pī̆standus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
pī̆standī pī̆standō pī̆standum pī̆standō pī̆stātum pī̆stātū


Further reading[edit]

  • pisto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • pisto in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • pisto in Ramminger, Johann, Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016, retrieved 16 July 2016


Neapolitan Wikipedia has an article on:
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From Late Latin pistus (crushed), from the Latin pīnsō (to crush).



pisto m (plural piste)

  1. pesto (sauce)


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From Late Latin pistus (crushed), from pīnsō (to crush).


  • IPA(key): /ˈpisto/, [ˈpis.t̪o]


pisto m (plural pistos)

  1. (slang, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras) money
  2. (slang, Mexico) hard liquor
  3. (cooking) ratatouille (dish prepared with chopped vegetables, especially peppers, onion, eggplant, and zucchini, which is fried and mixed with tomato sauce and sometimes scrambled egg or a fried egg)