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From prō- +‎ *mineō (project, jut), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to stand out).



prōmineō (present infinitive prōminēre, perfect active prōminuī); second conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. to stand or jut out; to project, overhang; to be prominent
  2. (figuratively) to bend or reach out (for), extend (to)


   Conjugation of prōmineō (second conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmineō prōminēs prōminet prōminēmus prōminētis prōminent
imperfect prōminēbam prōminēbās prōminēbat prōminēbāmus prōminēbātis prōminēbant
future prōminēbō prōminēbis prōminēbit prōminēbimus prōminēbitis prōminēbunt
perfect prōminuī prōminuistī prōminuit prōminuimus prōminuistis prōminuērunt,
pluperfect prōminueram prōminuerās prōminuerat prōminuerāmus prōminuerātis prōminuerant
future perfect prōminuerō prōminueris prōminuerit prōminuerimus prōminueritis prōminuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmineam prōmineās prōmineat prōmineāmus prōmineātis prōmineant
imperfect prōminērem prōminērēs prōminēret prōminērēmus prōminērētis prōminērent
perfect prōminuerim prōminuerīs prōminuerit prōminuerīmus prōminuerītis prōminuerint
pluperfect prōminuissem prōminuissēs prōminuisset prōminuissēmus prōminuissētis prōminuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōminē prōminēte
future prōminētō prōminētō prōminētōte prōminentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōminēre prōminuisse
participles prōminēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
prōminendī prōminendō prōminendum prōminendō

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  • promineo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • promineo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • promineo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette