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Borrowed from Esperanto triboEnglish tribeFrench tribuItalian tribùSpanish tribu, from Latin tribus.



tribuo (plural tribui)

  1. tribe



From tribus.



tribuō (present infinitive tribuere, perfect active tribuī, supine tribūtum); third conjugation, limited passive

  1. (transitive) I grant, bestow.
  2. (transitive) I yield, give up, concede, allow.


   Conjugation of tribuo (third conjugation, only third-person forms in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tribuō tribuis tribuit tribuimus tribuitis tribuunt
imperfect tribuēbam tribuēbās tribuēbat tribuēbāmus tribuēbātis tribuēbant
future tribuam tribuēs tribuet tribuēmus tribuētis tribuent
perfect tribuī tribuistī tribuit tribuimus tribuistis tribuērunt, tribuēre
pluperfect tribueram tribuerās tribuerat tribuerāmus tribuerātis tribuerant
future perfect tribuerō tribueris tribuerit tribuerimus tribueritis tribuerint
passive present tribuitur tribuuntur
imperfect tribuēbātur tribuēbantur
future tribuētur tribuentur
perfect tribūtus est tribūtī sunt
pluperfect tribūtus erat tribūtī erant
future perfect tribūtus erit tribūtī erunt
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tribuam tribuās tribuat tribuāmus tribuātis tribuant
imperfect tribuerem tribuerēs tribueret tribuerēmus tribuerētis tribuerent
perfect tribuerim tribuerīs tribuerit tribuerimus tribueritis tribuerint
pluperfect tribuissem tribuissēs tribuisset tribuissēmus tribuissētis tribuissent
passive present tribuātur tribuantur
imperfect tribuerētur tribuerentur
perfect tribūtus sit tribūtī sint
pluperfect tribūtus esset, foret tribūtī essent, forent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present tribue tribuite
future tribuitō tribuitō tribuitōte tribuuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives tribuere tribuisse tribūtūrus esse tribuī tribūtus esse tribūtum īrī
participles tribuēns tribūtūrus tribūtus tribuendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
tribuere tribuendī tribuendō tribuendum tribūtum tribūtū

Derived terms[edit]


  • tribuo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tribuo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • tribuo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to devote time to anything: tempus tribuere alicui rei
    • to do any one a service or kindness: beneficium alicui dare, tribuere
    • to consider of importance; to set much (some) store by a thing: multum (aliquid) alicui rei tribuere
    • to value, esteem a person: multum alicui tribuere
    • to praise, extol, commend a person: laudem tribuere, impertire alicui
    • to honour, show respect for, a person: honorem alicui habere, tribuere
    • to expend great labour on a thing: operam alicui rei tribuere, in aliquid conferre
    • to believe in, trust in a thing: fidem tribuere, adiungere alicui rei
    • to pay divine honours to some one: alicui divinos honores tribuere, habere
    • to present a person with the freedom of the city: civitatem alicui dare, tribuere, impertire
    • to give the palm, the first place (for wisdom) to some one: primas (e.g. sapientiae) alicui deferre, tribuere, concedere
    • to be always considering what people think: multum communi hominum opinioni tribuere
  • tribuo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016