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From prae + niteō ‎(shine).



praeniteō ‎(present infinitive praenitēre, perfect active praenituī); second conjugation, no passive

  1. I shine or glitter forth; shine brightly.
  2. (figuratively, with dative) I outshine, excel in brilliance.


   Conjugation of praeniteo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praeniteō praenitēs praenitet praenitēmus praenitētis praenitent
imperfect praenitēbam praenitēbās praenitēbat praenitēbāmus praenitēbātis praenitēbant
future praenitēbō praenitēbis praenitēbit praenitēbimus praenitēbitis praenitēbunt
perfect praenituī praenituistī praenituit praenituimus praenituistis praenituērunt, praenituēre
pluperfect praenitueram praenituerās praenituerat praenituerāmus praenituerātis praenituerant
future perfect praenituerō praenitueris praenituerit praenituerimus praenitueritis praenituerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praeniteam praeniteās praeniteat praeniteāmus praeniteātis praeniteant
imperfect praenitērem praenitērēs praenitēret praenitērēmus praenitērētis praenitērent
perfect praenituerim praenituerīs praenituerit praenituerīmus praenituerītis praenituerint
pluperfect praenituissem praenituissēs praenituisset praenituissēmus praenituissētis praenituissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present praenitē praenitēte
future praenitētō praenitētō praenitētōte praenitentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives praenitēre praenituisse
participles praenitēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
praenitēre praenitendī praenitendō praenitendum

Related terms[edit]


  • praeniteo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.