From con- (“together”) + stō (“stand”).
cōnstō (present infinitive cōnstāre, perfect active cōnstitī, supine cōnstātum); first conjugation
- to stand together
- to stand still; to remain the same; stand firm
- to agree, correspond, fit
- to be certain, decided, agreed upon, consistent
- to consist, to be composed of
- c. 1300, Tractatus de Ponderibus et Mensuris
- carrus plumbi constat ex triginta fotmallis
- The fother of lead is formed from thirty fotmals.
- to cost
Multō sanguine victōria nōbīs cōnstitit.
- The victory cost us much blood.
- Quanti constat?
- How much does it cost?
- consto in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- consto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- consto in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- I am losing my eyesight and getting deaf: neque auribus neque oculis satis consto
- to be composed of; to consist of: constare ex aliqua re
- it is a recognised fact: inter omnes constat
- I have not made up my mind: mihi non constat (with indirect question)
- to contradict oneself, be inconsistent: a se dissidere or sibi non constare (of persons)
- to compose oneself with difficulty: mente vix constare (Tusc. 4. 17. 39)
- to be consistent: sibi constare, constantem esse
- a thing costs much, little: aliquid magno, parvo stat, constat
- a thing costs nothing: aliquid nihilo or gratis constat
- the accounts balance: ratio alicuius rei constat (convenit, par est)