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See also: Adamo, adamó, and adāmo




From ad- (near, at; towards, to) +‎ amō (love).



adamō (present infinitive adamāre, perfect active adamāvī, supine adamātum); first conjugation

  1. I love truly, earnestly, deeply or greatly; covet.


In Classical Latin, adamō was only used in the perfect and pluperfect tenses.

   Conjugation of adamō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adamō adamās adamat adamāmus adamātis adamant
imperfect adamābam adamābās adamābat adamābāmus adamābātis adamābant
future adamābō adamābis adamābit adamābimus adamābitis adamābunt
perfect adamāvī adamāvistī, adamāstī1 adamāvit adamāvimus adamāvistis, adamāstis1 adamāvērunt, adamāvēre
pluperfect adamāveram adamāverās adamāverat adamāverāmus adamāverātis adamāverant
future perfect adamāverō adamāveris adamāverit adamāverimus adamāveritis adamāverint
passive present adamor adamāris, adamāre adamātur adamāmur adamāminī adamantur
imperfect adamābar adamābāris, adamābāre adamābātur adamābāmur adamābāminī adamābantur
future adamābor adamāberis, adamābere adamābitur adamābimur adamābiminī adamābuntur
perfect adamātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect adamātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect adamātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adamem adamēs adamet adamēmus adamētis adament
imperfect adamārem adamārēs adamāret adamārēmus adamārētis adamārent
perfect adamāverim adamāverīs adamāverit adamāverīmus adamāverītis adamāverint
pluperfect adamāvissem, adamāssem1 adamāvissēs, adamāssēs1 adamāvisset, adamāsset1 adamāvissēmus, adamāssēmus1 adamāvissētis, adamāssētis1 adamāvissent, adamāssent1
passive present adamer adamēris, adamēre adamētur adamēmur adamēminī adamentur
imperfect adamārer adamārēris, adamārēre adamārētur adamārēmur adamārēminī adamārentur
perfect adamātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect adamātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adamā adamāte
future adamātō adamātō adamātōte adamantō
passive present adamāre adamāminī
future adamātor adamātor adamantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives adamāre adamāvisse, adamāsse1 adamātūrum esse adamārī adamātum esse adamātum īrī
participles adamāns adamātūrus adamātus adamandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
adamandī adamandō adamandum adamandō adamātum adamātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.



  • adamo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adamo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • adamo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be an enthusiastic devotee of letters: litteras adamasse (only in perf. and plup.)
    • to become devoted to some one: adamasse aliquem (only in Perf. and Plup.) (Nep. Dion 2. 3)




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of adamar.