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From re- +‎ tergeō ‎(rub or wipe off, cleanse).



retergeō ‎(present infinitive retergēre, perfect active retersī, supine retersum); second conjugation

  1. (transitive) I wipe out, clear, cleanse.


   Conjugation of retergeo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present retergeō retergēs reterget retergēmus retergētis retergent
imperfect retergēbam retergēbās retergēbat retergēbāmus retergēbātis retergēbant
future retergēbō retergēbis retergēbit retergēbimus retergēbitis retergēbunt
perfect retersī retersistī retersit retersimus retersistis retersērunt, retersēre
pluperfect reterseram reterserās reterserat reterserāmus reterserātis reterserant
future perfect reterserō reterseris reterserit reterserimus reterseritis reterserint
passive present retergeor retergēris, retergēre retergētur retergēmur retergēminī retergentur
imperfect retergēbar retergēbāris, retergēbāre retergēbātur retergēbāmur retergēbāminī retergēbantur
future retergēbor retergēberis, retergēbere retergēbitur retergēbimur retergēbiminī retergēbuntur
perfect retersus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect retersus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect retersus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present retergeam retergeās retergeat retergeāmus retergeātis retergeant
imperfect retergērem retergērēs retergēret retergērēmus retergērētis retergērent
perfect reterserim reterserīs reterserit reterserīmus reterserītis reterserint
pluperfect retersissem retersissēs retersisset retersissēmus retersissētis retersissent
passive present retergear retergeāris, retergeāre retergeātur retergeāmur retergeāminī retergeantur
imperfect retergērer retergērēris, retergērēre retergērētur retergērēmur retergērēminī retergērentur
perfect retersus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect retersus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present retergē retergēte
future retergētō retergētō retergētōte retergentō
passive present retergēre retergēminī
future retergētor retergētor retergentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives retergēre retersisse retersūrus esse retergērī retersus esse retersum īrī
participles retergēns retersūrus retersus retergendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
retergēre retergendī retergendō retergendum retersum retersū

Related terms[edit]


  • retergeo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.