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From Proto-Italic *takēō, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *tak- or *tHk-. Akin to Gothic 𐌸𐌰𐌷𐌰𐌽 (þahan), Old Norse þegja (Danish tie and Icelandic þegja), Old High German dagen.



taceō (present infinitive tacēre, perfect active tacuī, supine tacitum); second conjugation

  1. (intransitive) I am silent, say nothing, hold my tongue.
    Aut tace aut face.
    Either shut up or do [it].
  2. (intransitive) I am still or at rest.
  3. (transitive) I leave unsaid, keep quiet, pass over or omit in silence, make no mention of.


   Conjugation of taceo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present taceō tacēs tacet tacēmus tacētis tacent
imperfect tacēbam tacēbās tacēbat tacēbāmus tacēbātis tacēbant
future tacēbō tacēbis tacēbit tacēbimus tacēbitis tacēbunt
perfect tacuī tacuistī tacuit tacuimus tacuistis tacuērunt, tacuēre
pluperfect tacueram tacuerās tacuerat tacuerāmus tacuerātis tacuerant
future perfect tacuerō tacueris tacuerit tacuerimus tacueritis tacuerint
passive present taceor tacēris, tacēre tacētur tacēmur tacēminī tacentur
imperfect tacēbar tacēbāris, tacēbāre tacēbātur tacēbāmur tacēbāminī tacēbantur
future tacēbor tacēberis, tacēbere tacēbitur tacēbimur tacēbiminī tacēbuntur
perfect tacitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect tacitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect tacitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present taceam taceās taceat taceāmus taceātis taceant
imperfect tacērem tacērēs tacēret tacērēmus tacērētis tacērent
perfect tacuerim tacuerīs tacuerit tacuerimus tacueritis tacuerint
pluperfect tacuissem tacuissēs tacuisset tacuissēmus tacuissētis tacuissent
passive present tacear taceāris, taceāre taceātur taceāmur taceāminī taceantur
imperfect tacērer tacērēris, tacērēre tacērētur tacērēmur tacērēminī tacērentur
perfect tacitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect tacitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tacē tacēte
future tacētō tacētō tacētōte tacentō
passive present tacēre tacēminī
future tacētor tacētor tacentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tacēre tacuisse tacitūrus esse tacērī tacitus esse tacitum īrī
participles tacēns tacitūrus tacitus tacendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
tacēre tacendī tacendō tacendum tacitum tacitū

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