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premo ‎(accusative singular premon, plural premoj, accusative plural premojn)

  1. pressure

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  1. first-person singular present indicative of premere




From Proto-Indo-European *per- ‎(to hit), with two possible root extensions in *pr-em- and *pr-es- and with pressus for *prestus contaminated by pressī. See the same kind of extensions in Ancient Greek τρέμω ‎(trémō) - τρέ(σ)ω ‎(tré(s)ō) and in the more dissimulated Latin tremō - terreō.



premō ‎(present infinitive premere, perfect active pressī, supine pressum); third conjugation

  1. I press
  2. I pursue


   Conjugation of premo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present premō premis premit premimus premitis premunt
imperfect premēbam premēbās premēbat premēbāmus premēbātis premēbant
future premam premēs premet premēmus premētis prement
perfect pressī pressistī pressit pressimus pressistis pressērunt, pressēre
pluperfect presseram presserās presserat presserāmus presserātis presserant
future perfect presserō presseris presserit presserimus presseritis presserint
passive present premor premeris, premere premitur premimur premiminī premuntur
imperfect premēbar premēbāris, premēbāre premēbātur premēbāmur premēbāminī premēbantur
future premar premēris, premēre premētur premēmur premēminī prementur
perfect pressus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect pressus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect pressus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present premam premās premat premāmus premātis premant
imperfect premerem premerēs premeret premerēmus premerētis premerent
perfect presserim presserīs presserit presserīmus presserītis presserint
pluperfect pressissem pressissēs pressisset pressissēmus pressissētis pressissent
passive present premar premāris, premāre premātur premāmur premāminī premantur
imperfect premerer premerēris, premerēre premerētur premerēmur premerēminī premerentur
perfect pressus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect pressus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present preme premite
future premitō premitō premitōte premuntō
passive present premere premiminī
future premitor premitor premuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives premere pressisse pressūrus esse premī pressus esse pressum īrī
participles premēns pressūrus pressus premendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
premere premendī premendō premendum pressum pressū

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  • premo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • premo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • premo” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be tormented by hunger, to be starving: fame laborare, premi
    • to suffer agonies of thirst: siti cruciari, premi
    • to be in a dilemma; in difficulties: angustiis premi, difficultatibus affici
    • to suffer from want of a thing: inopia alicuius rei laborare, premi
    • to feel acute pain: doloribus premi, angi, ardere, cruciari, distineri et divelli
    • to be tormented with anxiety: angoribus premi
    • to be detested: invidia flagrare, premi
    • to languish in slavery: servitute premi (Phil. 4. 1. 3)
    • to be crushed by numerous imposts: tributorum multitudine premi
    • to suffer from want of forage: pabulatione premi (B. C. 1. 78)
    • to be pressed on all sides: undique premi, urgeri (B. G. 2. 26)
    • (ambiguous) to persist in an argument, press a point: argumentum premere (not urgere)
    • (ambiguous) to press the rearguard: novissimos premere
  • premo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Andrew L. Sihler (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, New York, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag