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From re- +‎ taceō (I am silent).



reticeō (present infinitive reticēre, perfect active reticuī); second conjugation, limited passive

  1. (intransitive) I am silent, keep silent.
  2. (with dative) I refrain from answering.
  3. (transitive) I keep silent or secret, conceal.


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of reticeo (second conjugation, only third-person forms in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present reticeō reticēs reticet reticēmus reticētis reticent
imperfect reticēbam reticēbās reticēbat reticēbāmus reticēbātis reticēbant
future reticēbō reticēbis reticēbit reticēbimus reticēbitis reticēbunt
perfect reticuī reticuistī reticuit reticuimus reticuistis reticuērunt, reticuēre
pluperfect reticueram reticuerās reticuerat reticuerāmus reticuerātis reticuerant
future perfect reticuerō reticueris reticuerit reticuerimus reticueritis reticuerint
passive present reticētur reticentur
imperfect reticēbātur reticēbantur
future reticēbitur reticēbuntur
perfect reticuitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect reticuitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect reticuitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present reticeam reticeās reticeat reticeāmus reticeātis reticeant
imperfect reticērem reticērēs reticēret reticērēmus reticērētis reticērent
perfect reticuerim reticuerīs reticuerit reticuerīmus reticuerītis reticuerint
pluperfect reticuissem reticuissēs reticuisset reticuissēmus reticuissētis reticuissent
passive present reticeātur reticeantur
imperfect reticērētur reticērentur
perfect reticuitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect reticuitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present reticē reticēte
future reticētō reticētō reticētōte reticentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives reticēre reticuisse reticuitūrus esse reticērī reticuitus esse reticuitum īrī
participles reticēns reticuitūrus reticuitus reticendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
reticēre reticendī reticendō reticendum reticuitum reticuitū

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