Definition 2022





contorqueō (present infinitive contorquēre, perfect active contorsī, supine contortum); second conjugation

  1. I turn, twist, swing or whirl (together); contort
  2. (of a weapon) I brandish, wield.
  3. I turn, influence, sway.
  4. (of words or discourse) I hurl or throw out violently, utter vehemently.


   Conjugation of contorqueo (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contorqueō contorquēs contorquet contorquēmus contorquētis contorquent
imperfect contorquēbam contorquēbās contorquēbat contorquēbāmus contorquēbātis contorquēbant
future contorquēbō contorquēbis contorquēbit contorquēbimus contorquēbitis contorquēbunt
perfect contorsī contorsistī contorsit contorsimus contorsistis contorsērunt, contorsēre
pluperfect contorseram contorserās contorserat contorserāmus contorserātis contorserant
future perfect contorserō contorseris contorserit contorserimus contorseritis contorserint
passive present contorqueor contorquēris, contorquēre contorquētur contorquēmur contorquēminī contorquentur
imperfect contorquēbar contorquēbāris, contorquēbāre contorquēbātur contorquēbāmur contorquēbāminī contorquēbantur
future contorquēbor contorquēberis, contorquēbere contorquēbitur contorquēbimur contorquēbiminī contorquēbuntur
perfect contortus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect contortus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect contortus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contorqueam contorqueās contorqueat contorqueāmus contorqueātis contorqueant
imperfect contorquērem contorquērēs contorquēret contorquērēmus contorquērētis contorquērent
perfect contorserim contorserīs contorserit contorserīmus contorserītis contorserint
pluperfect contorsissem contorsissēs contorsisset contorsissēmus contorsissētis contorsissent
passive present contorquear contorqueāris, contorqueāre contorqueātur contorqueāmur contorqueāminī contorqueantur
imperfect contorquērer contorquērēris, contorquērēre contorquērētur contorquērēmur contorquērēminī contorquērentur
perfect contortus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect contortus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contorquē contorquēte
future contorquētō contorquētō contorquētōte contorquentō
passive present contorquēre contorquēminī
future contorquētor contorquētor contorquentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives contorquēre contorsisse contortūrus esse contorquērī contortus esse contortum īrī
participles contorquēns contortūrus contortus contorquendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
contorquēre contorquendī contorquendō contorquendum contortum contortū

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