promitto

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prō +‎ mittō ‎(I send).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

prōmittō ‎(present infinitive prōmittere, perfect active prōmīsī, supine prōmissum); third conjugation

  1. I send forth.
  2. I promise.

Inflection[edit]

   Conjugation of promitto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmittō prōmittis prōmittit prōmittimus prōmittitis prōmittunt
imperfect prōmittēbam prōmittēbās prōmittēbat prōmittēbāmus prōmittēbātis prōmittēbant
future prōmittam prōmittēs prōmittet prōmittēmus prōmittētis prōmittent
perfect prōmīsī prōmīsistī prōmīsit prōmīsimus prōmīsistis prōmīsērunt, prōmīsēre
pluperfect prōmīseram prōmīserās prōmīserat prōmīserāmus prōmīserātis prōmīserant
future perfect prōmīserō prōmīseris prōmīserit prōmīserimus prōmīseritis prōmīserint
passive present prōmittor prōmitteris, prōmittere prōmittitur prōmittimur prōmittiminī prōmittuntur
imperfect prōmittēbar prōmittēbāris, prōmittēbāre prōmittēbātur prōmittēbāmur prōmittēbāminī prōmittēbantur
future prōmittar prōmittēris, prōmittēre prōmittētur prōmittēmur prōmittēminī prōmittentur
perfect prōmissus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect prōmissus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect prōmissus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmittam prōmittās prōmittat prōmittāmus prōmittātis prōmittant
imperfect prōmitterem prōmitterēs prōmitteret prōmitterēmus prōmitterētis prōmitterent
perfect prōmīserim prōmīserīs prōmīserit prōmīserīmus prōmīserītis prōmīserint
pluperfect prōmīsissem prōmīsissēs prōmīsisset prōmīsissēmus prōmīsissētis prōmīsissent
passive present prōmittar prōmittāris, prōmittāre prōmittātur prōmittāmur prōmittāminī prōmittantur
imperfect prōmitterer prōmitterēris, prōmitterēre prōmitterētur prōmitterēmur prōmitterēminī prōmitterentur
perfect prōmissus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect prōmissus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōmitte prōmittite
future prōmittitō prōmittitō prōmittitōte prōmittuntō
passive present prōmittere prōmittiminī
future prōmittitor prōmittitor prōmittuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōmittere prōmīsisse prōmissūrus esse prōmittī prōmissus esse prōmissum īrī
participles prōmittēns prōmissūrus prōmissus prōmittendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
prōmittere prōmittendī prōmittendō prōmittendum prōmissum prōmissū

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • promitto” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • promitto” 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 grow one's hair, beard long: promittere crinem, barbam
    • to accept an invitiation to dinner: promittere (ad cenam) (Off. 3. 14. 58)
    • to promise to dine with a person: promittere ad aliquem
    • (ambiguous) to fulfil a promise: fidem (promissum) praestare