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  1. first-person singular present indicative of scindere



From Proto-Italic *skindō, from Proto-Indo-European *skinédti ~ *skindénti (to split, to dissect).

Cognate with Ancient Greek σχίζω (skhízō).



scindō (present infinitive scindere, perfect active scidī, supine scissum); third conjugation

  1. I cut, tear, rend or break asunder; carve; split, divide or separate by force.
  2. I tear off one's travelling cloak; urge or press one to stay.
  3. I part, separate, divide.
  4. I destroy.
  5. I distract, agitate, disturb.


Note that the perfect active indicative can be reduplicated to form scicidī.

   Conjugation of scindo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scindō scindis scindit scindimus scinditis scindunt
imperfect scindēbam scindēbās scindēbat scindēbāmus scindēbātis scindēbant
future scindam scindēs scindet scindēmus scindētis scindent
perfect scidī scidistī scidit scidimus scidistis scidērunt, scidēre
pluperfect scideram sciderās sciderat sciderāmus sciderātis sciderant
future perfect sciderō scideris sciderit sciderimus scideritis sciderint
passive present scindor scinderis, scindere scinditur scindimur scindiminī scinduntur
imperfect scindēbar scindēbāris, scindēbāre scindēbātur scindēbāmur scindēbāminī scindēbantur
future scindar scindēris, scindēre scindētur scindēmur scindēminī scindentur
perfect scissus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect scissus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect scissus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scindam scindās scindat scindāmus scindātis scindant
imperfect scinderem scinderēs scinderet scinderēmus scinderētis scinderent
perfect sciderim sciderīs sciderit sciderīmus sciderītis sciderint
pluperfect scidissem scidissēs scidisset scidissēmus scidissētis scidissent
passive present scindar scindāris, scindāre scindātur scindāmur scindāminī scindantur
imperfect scinderer scinderēris, scinderēre scinderētur scinderēmur scinderēminī scinderentur
perfect scissus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect scissus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scinde scindite
future scinditō scinditō scinditōte scinduntō
passive present scindere scindiminī
future scinditor scinditor scinduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives scindere scidisse scissūrus esse scindī scissus esse scissum īrī
participles scindēns scissūrus scissus scindendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
scindere scindendī scindendō scindendum scissum scissū

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