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From dis- (two, twice, double) +‎ vidō (to separate), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weydʰ- (confer English widow).



dīvidō (present infinitive dīvidere, perfect active dīvīsī, supine dīvīsum); third conjugation

  1. I divide, separate
    • divide et impera
      divide and conquer.
  2. I distribute, apportion
  3. I distinguish as separate


   Conjugation of divido (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīvidō dīvidis dīvidit dīvidimus dīviditis dīvidunt
imperfect dīvidēbam dīvidēbās dīvidēbat dīvidēbāmus dīvidēbātis dīvidēbant
future dīvidam dīvidēs dīvidet dīvidēmus dīvidētis dīvident
perfect dīvīsī dīvīsistī dīvīsit dīvīsimus dīvīsistis dīvīsērunt, dīvīsēre
pluperfect dīvīseram dīvīserās dīvīserat dīvīserāmus dīvīserātis dīvīserant
future perfect dīvīserō dīvīseris dīvīserit dīvīserimus dīvīseritis dīvīserint
passive present dīvidor dīvideris, dīvidere dīviditur dīvidimur dīvidiminī dīviduntur
imperfect dīvidēbar dīvidēbāris, dīvidēbāre dīvidēbātur dīvidēbāmur dīvidēbāminī dīvidēbantur
future dīvidar dīvidēris, dīvidēre dīvidētur dīvidēmur dīvidēminī dīvidentur
perfect dīvīsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dīvīsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dīvīsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīvidam dīvidās dīvidat dīvidāmus dīvidātis dīvidant
imperfect dīviderem dīviderēs dīvideret dīviderēmus dīviderētis dīviderent
perfect dīvīserim dīvīserīs dīvīserit dīvīserīmus dīvīserītis dīvīserint
pluperfect dīvīsissem dīvīsissēs dīvīsisset dīvīsissēmus dīvīsissētis dīvīsissent
passive present dīvidar dīvidāris, dīvidāre dīvidātur dīvidāmur dīvidāminī dīvidantur
imperfect dīviderer dīviderēris, dīviderēre dīviderētur dīviderēmur dīviderēminī dīviderentur
perfect dīvīsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dīvīsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dīvide dīvidite
future dīviditō dīviditō dīviditōte dīviduntō
passive present dīvidere dīvidiminī
future dīviditor dīviditor dīviduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dīvidere dīvīsisse dīvīsūrus esse dīvidī dīvīsus esse dīvīsum īrī
participles dīvidēns dīvīsūrus dīvīsus dīvidendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dīvidere dīvidendī dīvidendō dīvidendum dīvīsum dīvīsū

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  • divido in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • divido in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • divido in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the Rhone[TR2] is the frontier between the Helvetii and the Sequani: Rhodanus Sequanos ab Helvetiis dividit
    • to analyse a general division into its specific parts: genus universum in species certas partiri et dividere (Or. 33. 117)




  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of dividir




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