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strido m (plural strida f, alternative plural stridi m)

  1. shriek, scream, squeak

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  1. first-person singular present indicative of stridere



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From the same imitative Proto-Indo-European root as Ancient Greek τρίζω (trízō, to utter) and στρίνξ (strínx, screecher)[1].



strīdō (present infinitive strīdere, perfect active strīdī); third conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. I utter or make a shrill or harsh sound; creak, shriek, screech, grate, hiss, whistle, buzz.
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 8.420:
      [] strīduntque cavernīs / strictūrae Chalybum et fornācibus ignis anhēlat
      Chalybian ores hiss in the caverns, and from the furnace mouths puff the hot-panting fires


   Conjugation of strīdō (third conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present strīdō strīdis strīdit strīdimus strīditis strīdunt
imperfect strīdēbam strīdēbās strīdēbat strīdēbāmus strīdēbātis strīdēbant
future strīdam strīdēs strīdet strīdēmus strīdētis strīdent
perfect strīdī strīdistī strīdit strīdimus strīdistis strīdērunt, strīdēre
pluperfect strīderam strīderās strīderat strīderāmus strīderātis strīderant
future perfect strīderō strīderis strīderit strīderimus strīderitis strīderint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present strīdam strīdās strīdat strīdāmus strīdātis strīdant
imperfect strīderem strīderēs strīderet strīderēmus strīderētis strīderent
perfect strīderim strīderīs strīderit strīderīmus strīderītis strīderint
pluperfect strīdissem strīdissēs strīdisset strīdissēmus strīdissētis strīdissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present strīde strīdite
future strīditō strīditō strīditōte strīduntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives strīdere strīdisse
participles strīdēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
strīdendī strīdendō strīdendum strīdendō

Derived terms[edit]


  • French: strider
  • Italian: stridere


  1. ^ Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1954) , “strido”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 2, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 603