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From Latin verres


verro m (plural verri)

  1. boar (male pig)

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Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wers- (to drag on the ground). Compare Hittite warš (pluck, reap), Albanian zvarrë (drag on the ground), Ancient Greek ἔρρω (érrhō, to move slowly, limp), Old Norse vǫrr (stroke), Latvian vârsms (heap of corn, grain).[1]



verrō (present infinitive verrere, perfect active verrī, supine versum); third conjugation

  1. I scrape, sweep out or up, brush, scour, clean out.
  2. I sweep along, drive, impel.
  3. I sweep away, carry off, take away.
  4. I cover, hide, conceal.


   Conjugation of verro (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present verrō verris verrit verrimus verritis verrunt
imperfect verrēbam verrēbās verrēbat verrēbāmus verrēbātis verrēbant
future verram verrēs verret verrēmus verrētis verrent
perfect verrī verristī verrit verrimus verristis verrērunt, verrēre
pluperfect verreram verrerās verrerat verrerāmus verrerātis verrerant
future perfect verrerō verreris verrerit verrerimus verreritis verrerint
passive present verror verreris, verrere verritur verrimur verriminī verruntur
imperfect verrēbar verrēbāris, verrēbāre verrēbātur verrēbāmur verrēbāminī verrēbantur
future verrar verrēris, verrēre verrētur verrēmur verrēminī verrentur
perfect versus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect versus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect versus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present verram verrās verrat verrāmus verrātis verrant
imperfect verrerem verrerēs verreret verrerēmus verrerētis verrerent
perfect verrerim verrerīs verrerit verrerīmus verrerītis verrerint
pluperfect verrissem verrissēs verrisset verrissēmus verrissētis verrissent
passive present verrar verrāris, verrāre verrātur verrāmur verrāminī verrantur
imperfect verrerer verrerēris, verrerēre verrerētur verrerēmur verrerēminī verrerentur
perfect versus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect versus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present verre verrite
future verritō verritō verritōte verruntō
passive present verrere verriminī
future verritor verritor verruntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives verrere verrisse versūrus esse verrī versus esse versum īrī
participles verrēns versūrus versus verrendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
verrere verrendī verrendō verrendum versum versū



  1. ^ “Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch”, J. Pokorny, 1959, Bern : Francke

Further reading[edit]

  • verro in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • verro in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • verro in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) in all directions: quoquo versus; in omnes partes
    • (ambiguous) to advance in the direction of Rome: Romam versus proficisci
    • (ambiguous) to write poetry: versus facere, scribere
    • (ambiguous) to write poetry with facility: carmina , versus fundere (De Or. 3. 50)