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From tremō (tremble, shake) +‎ -ēscō (inchoative).



tremēscō (defective conjugation)

  1. I begin to tremble, shake.


  • This verb is defective, with only those forms based on the first principal part.
   Conjugation of tremesco (third conjugation, defective)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tremēscō tremēscis tremēscit tremēscimus tremēscitis tremēscunt
imperfect tremēscēbam tremēscēbās tremēscēbat tremēscēbāmus tremēscēbātis tremēscēbant
future tremēscam tremēscēs tremēscet tremēscēmus tremēscētis tremēscent
passive present tremēscor tremēsceris, tremēscere tremēscitur tremēscimur tremēsciminī tremēscuntur
imperfect tremēscēbar tremēscēbāris, tremēscēbāre tremēscēbātur tremēscēbāmur tremēscēbāminī tremēscēbantur
future tremēscar tremēscēris, tremēscēre tremēscētur tremēscēmur tremēscēminī tremēscentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tremēscam tremēscās tremēscat tremēscāmus tremēscātis tremēscant
imperfect tremēscerem tremēscerēs tremēsceret tremēscerēmus tremēscerētis tremēscerent
passive present tremēscar tremēscāris, tremēscāre tremēscātur tremēscāmur tremēscāminī tremēscantur
imperfect tremēscerer tremēscerēris, tremēscerēre tremēscerētur tremēscerēmur tremēscerēminī tremēscerentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tremēsce tremēscite
future tremēscitō tremēscitō tremēscitōte tremēscuntō
passive present tremēscere tremēsciminī
future tremēscitor tremēscitor tremēscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tremēscere tremēscī
participles tremēscēns tremēscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
tremēscere tremēscendī tremēscendō tremēscendum


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