Definition 2024



See also: compoño


Alternative forms


compōnō (present infinitive compōnere, perfect active composuī, supine compositum); third conjugation

  1. I arrange, compile, compose, make up.
  2. I construct, build.
  3. I organize, order.
  4. I settle.


   Conjugation of compono (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present compōnō compōnis compōnit compōnimus compōnitis compōnunt
imperfect compōnēbam compōnēbās compōnēbat compōnēbāmus compōnēbātis compōnēbant
future compōnam compōnēs compōnet compōnēmus compōnētis compōnent
perfect compōsuī compōsuistī compōsuit compōsuimus compōsuistis compōsuērunt, compōsuēre
pluperfect compōsueram compōsuerās compōsuerat compōsuerāmus compōsuerātis compōsuerant
future perfect compōsuerō compōsueris compōsuerit compōsuerimus compōsueritis compōsuerint
passive present compōnor compōneris, compōnere compōnitur compōnimur compōniminī compōnuntur
imperfect compōnēbar compōnēbāris, compōnēbāre compōnēbātur compōnēbāmur compōnēbāminī compōnēbantur
future compōnar compōnēris, compōnēre compōnētur compōnēmur compōnēminī compōnentur
perfect compōsitus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect compōsitus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect compōsitus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present compōnam compōnās compōnat compōnāmus compōnātis compōnant
imperfect compōnerem compōnerēs compōneret compōnerēmus compōnerētis compōnerent
perfect compōsuerim compōsuerīs compōsuerit compōsuerīmus compōsuerītis compōsuerint
pluperfect compōsuissem compōsuissēs compōsuisset compōsuissēmus compōsuissētis compōsuissent
passive present compōnar compōnāris, compōnāre compōnātur compōnāmur compōnāminī compōnantur
imperfect compōnerer compōnerēris, compōnerēre compōnerētur compōnerēmur compōnerēminī compōnerentur
perfect compōsitus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect compōsitus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present compōne compōnite
future compōnitō compōnitō compōnitōte compōnuntō
passive present compōnere compōniminī
future compōnitor compōnitor compōnuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives compōnere compōsuisse compōsitūrus esse compōnī compōsitus esse compōsitum īrī
participles compōnēns compōsitūrus compōsitus compōnendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
compōnere compōnendī compōnendō compōnendum compōsitum compōsitū



  • compono in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • compono in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “compono”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to put on a stern air: vultum componere ad severitatem
    • to put an end to, settle a dispute: controversiam sedare, dirimere, componere, tollere
    • to write poetry: poema condere, facere, componere
    • to arrange and divide the subject-matter: res componere ac digerere
    • to compose, compile a book: librum conficere, componere (De Sen. 1. 2)
    • to arrange a dispute (by arbitration): lites componere (Verg. Ecl. 3. 108)
    • to terminate a war (by a treaty, etc.: bellum componere (Fam. 10. 33)