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From quiēs (rest, repose; quiet) +‎ -scō.



quiēscō (present infinitive quiēscere, perfect active quiēvī, supine quiētum); third conjugation

  1. I rest, sleep, repose.
  2. I cause to cease, stop, render quiet.
  3. (especially of inanimate objects) I am still or quiet, lie still.
  4. I remain neutral, abstain from action, keep quiet, stand by.
  5. (in speech) I make a pause.
  6. (figuratively) I suffer or allow quietly; permit.
  7. (figuratively) I cease, leave off or desist from something.


   Conjugation of quiesco (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present quiēscō quiēscis quiēscit quiēscimus quiēscitis quiēscunt
imperfect quiēscēbam quiēscēbās quiēscēbat quiēscēbāmus quiēscēbātis quiēscēbant
future quiēscam quiēscēs quiēscet quiēscēmus quiēscētis quiēscent
perfect quiēvī quiēvistī, quiēsti1 quiēvit quiēvimus quiēvistis, quiēstis1 quiēvērunt, quiēvēre
pluperfect quiēveram quiēverās quiēverat quiēverāmus quiēverātis quiēverant
future perfect quiēverō quiēveris quiēverit quiēverimus quiēveritis quiēverint
passive present quiēscor quiēsceris, quiēscere quiēscitur quiēscimur quiēsciminī quiēscuntur
imperfect quiēscēbar quiēscēbāris, quiēscēbāre quiēscēbātur quiēscēbāmur quiēscēbāminī quiēscēbantur
future quiēscar quiēscēris, quiēscēre quiēscētur quiēscēmur quiēscēminī quiēscentur
perfect quiētus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect quiētus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect quiētus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present quiēscam quiēscās quiēscat quiēscāmus quiēscātis quiēscant
imperfect quiēscerem quiēscerēs quiēsceret quiēscerēmus quiēscerētis quiēscerent
perfect quiēverim quiēverīs quiēverit quiēverīmus quiēverītis quiēverint
pluperfect quiēvissem, quiēssem1 quiēvissēs, quiēsses1 quiēvisset, quiēsset1 quiēvissēmus, quiēssemus1 quiēvissētis, quiēssetis1 quiēvissent, quiēssent1
passive present quiēscar quiēscāris, quiēscāre quiēscātur quiēscāmur quiēscāminī quiēscantur
imperfect quiēscerer quiēscerēris, quiēscerēre quiēscerētur quiēscerēmur quiēscerēminī quiēscerentur
perfect quiētus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect quiētus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present quiēsce quiēscite
future quiēscitō quiēscitō quiēscitōte quiēscuntō
passive present quiēscere quiēsciminī
future quiēscitor quiēscitor quiēscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives quiēscere quiēvisse, quiēsse1 quiētūrus esse quiēscī quiētus esse quiētum īrī
participles quiēscēns quiētūrus quiētus quiēscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
quiēscere quiēscendī quiēscendō quiēscendum quiētum quiētū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.


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