1. first-person singular present indicative of contingere



From con ‎(together) + tangō ‎(touch).



contingō ‎(present infinitive contingere, perfect active contigī, supine contāctum); third conjugation

  1. I touch on all sides, come into contact with.
  2. I reach (by moving), attain to, come to, arrive at, meet with.
  3. I touch, extend to, border upon, reach; I am near, neighbouring or contiguous to.
  4. I touch, affect, seize upon, move,
  5. (usually in passive) I touch with pollution, pollute, stain, defile, contaminate.
  6. (with dative) I fall to my lot, obtain.
  7. I happen, turn out, come to pass.


   Conjugation of contingo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contingō contingis contingit contingimus contingitis contingunt
imperfect contingēbam contingēbās contingēbat contingēbāmus contingēbātis contingēbant
future contingam contingēs continget contingēmus contingētis contingent
perfect contigī contigistī contigit contigimus contigistis contigērunt, contigēre
pluperfect contigeram contigerās contigerat contigerāmus contigerātis contigerant
future perfect contigerō contigeris contigerit contigerimus contigeritis contigerint
passive present contingor contingeris, contingere contingitur contingimur contingiminī continguntur
imperfect contingēbar contingēbāris, contingēbāre contingēbātur contingēbāmur contingēbāminī contingēbantur
future contingar contingēris, contingēre contingētur contingēmur contingēminī contingentur
perfect contāctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect contāctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect contāctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present contingam contingās contingat contingāmus contingātis contingant
imperfect contingerem contingerēs contingeret contingerēmus contingerētis contingerent
perfect contigerim contigerīs contigerit contigerīmus contigerītis contigerint
pluperfect contigissem contigissēs contigisset contigissēmus contigissētis contigissent
passive present contingar contingāris, contingāre contingātur contingāmur contingāminī contingantur
imperfect contingerer contingerēris, contingerēre contingerētur contingerēmur contingerēminī contingerentur
perfect contāctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect contāctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present continge contingite
future contingitō contingitō contingitōte continguntō
passive present contingere contingiminī
future contingitor contingitor continguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives contingere contigisse contāctūrus esse contingī contāctus esse contāctum īrī
participles contingēns contāctūrus contāctus contingendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
contingere contingendī contingendō contingendum contāctum contāctū

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  • contingo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • contingent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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