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  1. Alternative form of rotunda

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for rotundo in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)





rotundō (present infinitive rotundāre, perfect active rotundāvī, supine rotundātum); first conjugation

  1. I round off (make round)


   Conjugation of rotundō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present rotundō rotundās rotundat rotundāmus rotundātis rotundant
imperfect rotundābam rotundābās rotundābat rotundābāmus rotundābātis rotundābant
future rotundābō rotundābis rotundābit rotundābimus rotundābitis rotundābunt
perfect rotundāvī rotundāvistī rotundāvit rotundāvimus rotundāvistis rotundāvērunt, rotundāvēre
pluperfect rotundāveram rotundāverās rotundāverat rotundāverāmus rotundāverātis rotundāverant
future perfect rotundāverō rotundāveris rotundāverit rotundāverimus rotundāveritis rotundāverint
passive present rotundor rotundāris, rotundāre rotundātur rotundāmur rotundāminī rotundantur
imperfect rotundābar rotundābāris, rotundābāre rotundābātur rotundābāmur rotundābāminī rotundābantur
future rotundābor rotundāberis, rotundābere rotundābitur rotundābimur rotundābiminī rotundābuntur
perfect rotundātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect rotundātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect rotundātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present rotundem rotundēs rotundet rotundēmus rotundētis rotundent
imperfect rotundārem rotundārēs rotundāret rotundārēmus rotundārētis rotundārent
perfect rotundāverim rotundāverīs rotundāverit rotundāverīmus rotundāverītis rotundāverint
pluperfect rotundāvissem rotundāvissēs rotundāvisset rotundāvissēmus rotundāvissētis rotundāvissent
passive present rotunder rotundēris, rotundēre rotundētur rotundēmur rotundēminī rotundentur
imperfect rotundārer rotundārēris, rotundārēre rotundārētur rotundārēmur rotundārēminī rotundārentur
perfect rotundātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect rotundātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present rotundā rotundāte
future rotundātō rotundātō rotundātōte rotundantō
passive present rotundāre rotundāminī
future rotundātor rotundātor rotundantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives rotundāre rotundāvisse rotundātūrum esse rotundārī rotundātum esse rotundātum īrī
participles rotundāns rotundātūrus rotundātus rotundandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
rotundandī rotundandō rotundandum rotundandō rotundātum rotundātū



  1. dative masculine singular of rotundus
  2. dative neuter singular of rotundus
  3. ablative masculine singular of rotundus
  4. ablative neuter singular of rotundus




Borrowed from Latin rotundus (round). Compare redondo, an inherited doublet.


rotundo m (feminine singular rotunda, masculine plural rotundos, feminine plural rotundas, comparable)

  1. rotund (roughly spherical in shape)



Borrowed from Latin rotundus (round). Compare redondo, an inherited doublet. Cognate with English round and rotund.


  • IPA(key): /roˈtundo/, [roˈt̪ũn̪d̪o]


rotundo (feminine singular rotunda, masculine plural rotundos, feminine plural rotundas)

  1. rotund
    Synonym: redondo
  2. complete, precise
    Synonyms: completo, preciso
  3. emphatic, ringing, resounding
    Synonyms: lleno, sonoro
    Yo creo que la respuesta es un sí rotundo.
    I believe the answer is a resounding yes.
    Eso no es exactamente un rotundo respaldo.
    That's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
  4. rotunda
  5. resounding (success)

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