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From Proto-Italic *sorβeō, from Proto-Indo-European *srobʰéyeti, iterative verb from *srebʰ- (to sip).



sorbeō (present infinitive sorbēre, perfect active sorbuī, supine sorbitum); second conjugation

  1. I suck in, drink up.


   Conjugation of sorbeō (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sorbeō sorbēs sorbet sorbēmus sorbētis sorbent
imperfect sorbēbam sorbēbās sorbēbat sorbēbāmus sorbēbātis sorbēbant
future sorbēbō sorbēbis sorbēbit sorbēbimus sorbēbitis sorbēbunt
perfect sorbuī sorbuistī sorbuit sorbuimus sorbuistis sorbuērunt, sorbuēre
pluperfect sorbueram sorbuerās sorbuerat sorbuerāmus sorbuerātis sorbuerant
future perfect sorbuerō sorbueris sorbuerit sorbuerimus sorbueritis sorbuerint
passive present sorbeor sorbēris, sorbēre sorbētur sorbēmur sorbēminī sorbentur
imperfect sorbēbar sorbēbāris, sorbēbāre sorbēbātur sorbēbāmur sorbēbāminī sorbēbantur
future sorbēbor sorbēberis, sorbēbere sorbēbitur sorbēbimur sorbēbiminī sorbēbuntur
perfect sorbitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect sorbitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect sorbitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sorbeam sorbeās sorbeat sorbeāmus sorbeātis sorbeant
imperfect sorbērem sorbērēs sorbēret sorbērēmus sorbērētis sorbērent
perfect sorbuerim sorbuerīs sorbuerit sorbuerīmus sorbuerītis sorbuerint
pluperfect sorbuissem sorbuissēs sorbuisset sorbuissēmus sorbuissētis sorbuissent
passive present sorbear sorbeāris, sorbeāre sorbeātur sorbeāmur sorbeāminī sorbeantur
imperfect sorbērer sorbērēris, sorbērēre sorbērētur sorbērēmur sorbērēminī sorbērentur
perfect sorbitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect sorbitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sorbē sorbēte
future sorbētō sorbētō sorbētōte sorbentō
passive present sorbēre sorbēminī
future sorbētor sorbētor sorbentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives sorbēre sorbuisse sorbitūrum esse sorbērī sorbitum esse sorbitum īrī
participles sorbēns sorbitūrus sorbitus sorbendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
sorbendī sorbendō sorbendum sorbendō sorbitum sorbitū

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  • Aromanian: sorbu, surghiri
  • English: sorb
  • Old French: sorbir
  • Italian: sorbire


  • sorbeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • sorbeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • sorbeo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette