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Etymology 1[edit]

From tangō ‎(I touch).



taxō ‎(present infinitive taxāre, perfect active taxāvī, supine taxātum); first conjugation

  1. I feel, I touch sharply, I handle.
  2. I charge, I twit, I reproach, I censure.
  3. I rate, I appraise, I value, I estimate.
  4. I judge, I compute, I reckon, I estimate.
   Conjugation of taxo (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present taxō taxās taxat taxāmus taxātis taxant
imperfect taxābam taxābās taxābat taxābāmus taxābātis taxābant
future taxābō taxābis taxābit taxābimus taxābitis taxābunt
perfect taxāvī taxāvistī taxāvit taxāvimus taxāvistis taxāvērunt, taxāvēre
pluperfect taxāveram taxāverās taxāverat taxāverāmus taxāverātis taxāverant
future perfect taxāverō taxāveris taxāverit taxāverimus taxāveritis taxāverint
passive present taxor taxāris, taxāre taxātur taxāmur taxāminī taxantur
imperfect taxābar taxābāris, taxābāre taxābātur taxābāmur taxābāminī taxābantur
future taxābor taxāberis, taxābere taxābitur taxābimur taxābiminī taxābuntur
perfect taxātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect taxātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect taxātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present taxem taxēs taxet taxēmus taxētis taxent
imperfect taxārem taxārēs taxāret taxārēmus taxārētis taxārent
perfect taxāverim taxāverīs taxāverit taxāverīmus taxāverītis taxāverint
pluperfect taxāvissem taxāvissēs taxāvisset taxāvissēmus taxāvissētis taxāvissent
passive present taxer taxēris, taxēre taxētur taxēmur taxēminī taxentur
imperfect taxārer taxārēris, taxārēre taxārētur taxārēmur taxārēminī taxārentur
perfect taxātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect taxātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present taxā taxāte
future taxātō taxātō taxātōte taxantō
passive present taxāre taxāminī
future taxātor taxātor taxantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives taxāre taxāvisse taxātūrus esse taxārī taxātus esse taxātum īrī
participles taxāns taxātūrus taxātus taxandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
taxāre taxandī taxandō taxandum taxātum taxātū
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic reconstructed as *þahsuz ‎(badger), probably from Proto-Indo-European reconstructed as *tek'- ‎(construct) after the badger's construction of its setts.


taxō m ‎(genitive taxonis); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) badger

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative taxō taxonēs
genitive taxonis taxonum
dative taxonī taxonibus
accusative taxonem taxonēs
ablative taxone taxonibus
vocative taxō taxonēs




  1. first-person singular present indicative of taxar