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From re- +‎ petō



repetō (present infinitive repetere, perfect active repetīvī, supine repetītum); third conjugation

  1. I attack again
  2. I recommence, resume, renew or repeat an action
  3. I recount
  4. I return, demand recompense


   Conjugation of repeto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present repetō repetis repetit repetimus repetitis repetunt
imperfect repetēbam repetēbās repetēbat repetēbāmus repetēbātis repetēbant
future repetam repetēs repetet repetēmus repetētis repetent
perfect repetīvī repetīvistī, repetīsti1 repetīvit repetīvimus repetīvistis, repetīstis1 repetīvērunt, repetīvēre
pluperfect repetīveram repetīverās repetīverat repetīverāmus repetīverātis repetīverant
future perfect repetīverō repetīveris repetīverit repetīverimus repetīveritis repetīverint
passive present repetor repeteris, repetere repetitur repetimur repetiminī repetuntur
imperfect repetēbar repetēbāris, repetēbāre repetēbātur repetēbāmur repetēbāminī repetēbantur
future repetar repetēris, repetēre repetētur repetēmur repetēminī repetentur
perfect repetītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect repetītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect repetītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present repetam repetās repetat repetāmus repetātis repetant
imperfect repeterem repeterēs repeteret repeterēmus repeterētis repeterent
perfect repetīverim repetīverīs repetīverit repetīverimus repetīveritis repetīverint
pluperfect repetīvissem, repetīssem1 repetīvissēs, repetīsses1 repetīvisset, repetīsset1 repetīvissēmus, repetīssemus1 repetīvissētis, repetīssetis1 repetīvissent, repetīssent1
passive present repetar repetāris, repetāre repetātur repetāmur repetāminī repetantur
imperfect repeterer repeterēris, repeterēre repeterētur repeterēmur repeterēminī repeterentur
perfect repetītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect repetītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present repete repetite
future repetitō repetitō repetitōte repetuntō
passive present repetere repetiminī
future repetitor repetitor repetuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives repetere repetīvisse, repetīsse1 repetītūrus esse repetī repetītus esse repetītum īrī
participles repetēns repetītūrus repetītus repetendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
repetere repetendī repetendō repetendum repetītum repetītū

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

Derived terms[edit]



  • repeto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • repeto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • repeto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to demand restitution, satisfaction: res repetere
    • to recall to mind a thing or person: memoriam alicuius rei repetere
    • to borrow instances from history: exempla petere, repetere a rerum gestarum memoria or historiarum (annalium, rerum gestarum) monumentis
    • to quote Socrates as a model of virtue: a Socrate exemplum virtutis petere, repetere
    • to go back to the remote ages: repetere ab ultima (extrema, prisca) antiquitate (vetustate), ab heroicis temporibus
    • to go a long way back (in narrative): longe, alte (longius, altius) repetere (either absolute or ab aliqua re)
    • to derive a word from... (used of an etymologist): originem verbi repetere a...
    • to revenge oneself on another for a thing or on some one's behalf: poenas alicuius or alicuius rei repetere ab aliquo
    • to exact a penalty from some one: poenam petere, repetere ab aliquo
    • to demand satisfaction, restitution: res repetere (ab aliquo) (Off. 1. 11. 36)