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PIE root

From Proto-Italic *skreiβō (with scrīptus for *scriptus after scrīpsī), from Proto-Indo-European *skreybʰ-. Cognates include Ancient Greek σκάριφος ‎(skáriphos).



scrībō ‎(present infinitive scrībere, perfect active scrīpsī, supine scrīptum); third conjugation

  1. I write


   Conjugation of scribo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scrībō scrībis scrībit scrībimus scrībitis scrībunt
imperfect scrībēbam scrībēbās scrībēbat scrībēbāmus scrībēbātis scrībēbant
future scrībam scrībēs scrībet scrībēmus scrībētis scrībent
perfect scrīpsī scrīpsistī scrīpsit scrīpsimus scrīpsistis scrīpsērunt, scrīpsēre
pluperfect scrīpseram scrīpserās scrīpserat scrīpserāmus scrīpserātis scrīpserant
future perfect scrīpserō scrīpseris scrīpserit scrīpserimus scrīpseritis scrīpserint
passive present scrībor scrīberis, scrībere scrībitur scrībimur scrībiminī scrībuntur
imperfect scrībēbar scrībēbāris, scrībēbāre scrībēbātur scrībēbāmur scrībēbāminī scrībēbantur
future scrībar scrībēris, scrībēre scrībētur scrībēmur scrībēminī scrībentur
perfect scrīptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect scrīptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect scrīptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scrībam scrībās scrībat scrībāmus scrībātis scrībant
imperfect scrīberem scrīberēs scrīberet scrīberēmus scrīberētis scrīberent
perfect scrīpserim scrīpserīs scrīpserit scrīpserīmus scrīpserītis scrīpserint
pluperfect scrīpsissem scrīpsissēs scrīpsisset scrīpsissēmus scrīpsissētis scrīpsissent
passive present scrībar scrībāris, scrībāre scrībātur scrībāmur scrībāminī scrībantur
imperfect scrīberer scrīberēris, scrīberēre scrīberētur scrīberēmur scrīberēminī scrīberentur
perfect scrīptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect scrīptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present scrībe scrībite
future scrībitō scrībitō scrībitōte scrībuntō
passive present scrībere scrībiminī
future scrībitor scrībitor scrībuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives scrībere scrīpsisse scrīptūrus esse scrībī scrīptus esse scrīptum īrī
participles scrībēns scrīptūrus scrīptus scrībendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
scrībere scrībendī scrībendō scrībendum scrīptum scrīptū

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  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press
  • scribo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.