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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂elk-. Cognate with Ancient Greek ἀλκή (alkḗ)[1]. Confer with arceō.



ulcīscor (present infinitive ulcīscī, perfect active ultus sum); third conjugation, deponent

  1. I avenge.
  2. I take vengeance on.


   Conjugation of ulciscor (third conjugation, deponent)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ulcīscor ulcīsceris, ulcīscere ulcīscitur ulcīscimur ulcīsciminī ulcīscuntur
imperfect ulcīscēbar ulcīscēbāris, ulcīscēbāre ulcīscēbātur ulcīscēbāmur ulcīscēbāminī ulcīscēbantur
future ulcīscar ulcīscēris, ulcīscēre ulcīscētur ulcīscēmur ulcīscēminī ulcīscentur
perfect ultus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ultus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ultus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ulcīscar ulcīscāris, ulcīscāre ulcīscātur ulcīscāmur ulcīscāminī ulcīscantur
imperfect ulcīscerer ulcīscerēris, ulcīscerēre ulcīscerētur ulcīscerēmur ulcīscerēminī ulcīscerentur
perfect ultus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ultus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ulcīscere ulcīsciminī
future ulcīscitor ulcīscitor ulcīscuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ulcīscī ultus esse ultūrus esse
participles ulcīscēns ultus ultūrus ulcīscendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
ulcīscī ulcīscendī ulcīscendō ulcīscendum ultum ultū


Related terms[edit]


  • ulciscor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ulciscor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ulciscor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to revenge oneself on some one: ulcisci aliquem, poenas expetere ab aliquo
    • to revenge oneself for a thing: ulcisci aliquid, poenas alicuius rei expetere
    • to revenge oneself on another for a thing or on some one's behalf: ulcisci aliquem pro aliquo or pro aliqua re
    • to punish some one: ulcisci aliquem (pro aliqua re)
  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Greek, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, →ISBN, page 70