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From cānus (gray, hoary) +‎ -eō.



cāneō (present infinitive cānēre, perfect active cānuī); second conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. I am white, gray or hoary.


   Conjugation of cāneō (second conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cāneō cānēs cānet cānēmus cānētis cānent
imperfect cānēbam cānēbās cānēbat cānēbāmus cānēbātis cānēbant
future cānēbō cānēbis cānēbit cānēbimus cānēbitis cānēbunt
perfect cānuī cānuistī cānuit cānuimus cānuistis cānuērunt, cānuēre
pluperfect cānueram cānuerās cānuerat cānuerāmus cānuerātis cānuerant
future perfect cānuerō cānueris cānuerit cānuerimus cānueritis cānuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cāneam cāneās cāneat cāneāmus cāneātis cāneant
imperfect cānērem cānērēs cānēret cānērēmus cānērētis cānērent
perfect cānuerim cānuerīs cānuerit cānuerīmus cānuerītis cānuerint
pluperfect cānuissem cānuissēs cānuisset cānuissēmus cānuissētis cānuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cānē cānēte
future cānētō cānētō cānētōte cānentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cānēre cānuisse
participles cānēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
cānendī cānendō cānendum cānendō

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  • caneo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caneo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caneo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to sing the praises of some one (not canere aliquem: alicuius laudes (virtutes) canere
    • (ambiguous) to play on the lyre: fidibus canere
    • (ambiguous) to play the flute: tibiis or tibiā canere
    • (ambiguous) to sing to a flute accompaniment: ad tibiam or ad tibicinem canere




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