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From doublet vitë + vocative -o, from Proto-Albanian *aweitā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éwis- ‘bird’ (compare Ancient Greek αετός (aetós, eagle), Latin avis).


vito f (indefinite plural vito, definite singular vitua, definite plural vitot)

  1. woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)


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vito (accusative singular viton, plural vitoj, accusative plural vitojn)

  1. vine (climbing plant that produces grapes)

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Perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *dwidʰeh₁- (separate, set apart), compound of *dwi- (two) + *dʰeh₁- (to put). Perhaps related to dīvidō (separate, sunder), English wide.



vītō (present infinitive vītāre, perfect active vītāvī, supine vītātum); first conjugation

  1. I avoid, evade
  2. I shun


   Conjugation of vito (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vītō vītās vītat vītāmus vītātis vītant
imperfect vītābam vītābās vītābat vītābāmus vītābātis vītābant
future vītābō vītābis vītābit vītābimus vītābitis vītābunt
perfect vītāvī vītāvistī vītāvit vītāvimus vītāvistis vītāvērunt, vītāvēre
pluperfect vītāveram vītāverās vītāverat vītāverāmus vītāverātis vītāverant
future perfect vītāverō vītāveris vītāverit vītāverimus vītāveritis vītāverint
passive present vītor vītāris, vītāre vītātur vītāmur vītāminī vītantur
imperfect vītābar vītābāris, vītābāre vītābātur vītābāmur vītābāminī vītābantur
future vītābor vītāberis, vītābere vītābitur vītābimur vītābiminī vītābuntur
perfect vītātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect vītātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect vītātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vītem vītēs vītet vītēmus vītētis vītent
imperfect vītārem vītārēs vītāret vītārēmus vītārētis vītārent
perfect vītāverim vītāverīs vītāverit vītāverīmus vītāverītis vītāverint
pluperfect vītāvissem vītāvissēs vītāvisset vītāvissēmus vītāvissētis vītāvissent
passive present vīter vītēris, vītēre vītētur vītēmur vītēminī vītentur
imperfect vītārer vītārēris, vītārēre vītārētur vītārēmur vītārēminī vītārentur
perfect vītātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect vītātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present vītā vītāte
future vītātō vītātō vītātōte vītantō
passive present vītāre vītāminī
future vītātor vītātor vītantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives vītāre vītāvisse vītātūrus esse vītārī vītātus esse vītātum īrī
participles vītāns vītātūrus vītātus vītandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
vītāre vītandī vītandō vītandum vītātum vītātū

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  • vito in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vito in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vito in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) country life (the life of resident farmers, etc.: vita rustica
    • (ambiguous) country life (of casual, temporary visitors): rusticatio, vita rusticana
    • (ambiguous) to be alive: in vita esse
    • (ambiguous) to enjoy the privilege of living; to be alive: vita or hac luce frui
    • (ambiguous) as long as I live: dum vita suppetit; dum (quoad) vivo
    • (ambiguous) if I live till then: si vita mihi suppeditat
    • (ambiguous) if I live till then: si vita suppetit
    • (ambiguous) the evening of life: vita occidens
    • (ambiguous) to depart this life: (de) vita decedere or merely decedere
    • (ambiguous) to depart this life: (ex) vita excedere, ex vita abire
    • (ambiguous) to depart this life: de vita exire, de (ex) vita migrare
    • (ambiguous) to take one's own life: se vita privare
    • (ambiguous) that is the way of the world; such is life: sic vita hominum est
    • (ambiguous) happiness, bliss: beata vita, beate vivere, beatum esse
    • (ambiguous) to live a life free from all misfortune: nihil calamitatis (in vita) videre
    • (ambiguous) a man's life is at stake, is in very great danger: salus, caput, vita alicuius agitur, periclitatur, in discrimine est or versatur
    • (ambiguous) the contemplative life of a student: vita umbratilis (vid. sect. VII. 4)
    • (ambiguous) to have attained to a high degree of culture: omni vita atque victu excultum atque expolitum esse (Brut. 25. 95)
    • (ambiguous) to civilise men, a nation: homines, gentem a fera agrestique vita ad humanum cultum civilemque deducere (De Or. 1. 8. 33)
    • (ambiguous) moral science; ethics: philosophia, quae est de vita et moribus (Acad. 1. 5. 19)
    • (ambiguous) moral science; ethics: philosophia, in qua de bonis rebus et malis, deque hominum vita et moribus disputatur
    • (ambiguous) a thing is taken from life: aliquid e vita ductum est
    • (ambiguous) a virtuous (immoral) life: vita honesta (turpis)
    • (ambiguous) a life defiled by every crime: vita omnibus flagitiis, vitiis dedita
    • (ambiguous) a life defiled by every crime: vita omnibus flagitiis inquinata
    • (ambiguous) character: natura et mores; vita moresque; indoles animi ingeniique; or simply ingenium, indoles, natura, mores
    • (ambiguous) the busy life of a statesman: vita occupata (vid. sect. VII. 2)
    • (ambiguous) private life: vita privata (Senect. 7. 22)



vito m (plural vitos)

  1. An Andalusian music style and dance.




  1. plural of kito