See also: attentò



  • IPA(key): /atˈtɛ
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛnto

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin attentus.


attento (feminine attenta, masculine plural attenti, feminine plural attente, superlative attentissimo)

  1. careful, close, focusing
  2. attentive, intent, watchful, alert
  3. mindful, heedful
Derived termsEdit



  1. watch out!; look out!; take care!; mind!; careful!; be careful
  2. caution

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. first-person singular present indicative of attentare



Alternative formsEdit


From ad- +‎ tentō (handle, touch).



attentō (present infinitive attentāre, perfect active attentāvī, supine attentātum); first conjugation

  1. I strive after, attempt, try, assay, solicit.
  2. I assail, attack.
  3. I seek to defile or pollute.


   Conjugation of attentō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present attentō attentās attentat attentāmus attentātis attentant
imperfect attentābam attentābās attentābat attentābāmus attentābātis attentābant
future attentābō attentābis attentābit attentābimus attentābitis attentābunt
perfect attentāvī attentāvistī attentāvit attentāvimus attentāvistis attentāvērunt, attentāvēre
pluperfect attentāveram attentāverās attentāverat attentāverāmus attentāverātis attentāverant
future perfect attentāverō attentāveris attentāverit attentāverimus attentāveritis attentāverint
passive present attentor attentāris, attentāre attentātur attentāmur attentāminī attentantur
imperfect attentābar attentābāris, attentābāre attentābātur attentābāmur attentābāminī attentābantur
future attentābor attentāberis, attentābere attentābitur attentābimur attentābiminī attentābuntur
perfect attentātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect attentātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect attentātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present attentem attentēs attentet attentēmus attentētis attentent
imperfect attentārem attentārēs attentāret attentārēmus attentārētis attentārent
perfect attentāverim attentāverīs attentāverit attentāverīmus attentāverītis attentāverint
pluperfect attentāvissem attentāvissēs attentāvisset attentāvissēmus attentāvissētis attentāvissent
passive present attenter attentēris, attentēre attentētur attentēmur attentēminī attententur
imperfect attentārer attentārēris, attentārēre attentārētur attentārēmur attentārēminī attentārentur
perfect attentātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect attentātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present attentā attentāte
future attentātō attentātō attentātōte attentantō
passive present attentāre attentāminī
future attentātor attentātor attentantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives attentāre attentāvisse attentātūrum esse attentārī attentātum esse attentātum īrī
participles attentāns attentātūrus attentātus attentandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
attentandī attentandō attentandum attentandō attentātum attentātū

Derived termsEdit


  • French: attenter
  • Italian: attentare
  • Portuguese: atentar
  • Spanish: atentar


  • attento in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • attento in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • attento in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of attentar