From Proto-Italic *findō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰinédti (to be splitting), from the root *bʰeyd-. Cognate with Ancient Greek φείδομαι (pheídomai), Sanskrit भिद् (bhid, to break), Old English bītan (English bite).



findō (present infinitive findere, perfect active fidī, supine fissum); third conjugation

  1. (literally, active) to cleave, break up, separate, divide, split, part
  2. (poetic, rare) to split, burst
  3. (figuratively, poetic, rare) to divide
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   Conjugation of findō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present findō findis findit findimus finditis findunt
imperfect findēbam findēbās findēbat findēbāmus findēbātis findēbant
future findam findēs findet findēmus findētis findent
perfect fidī fidistī fidit fidimus fidistis fidērunt, fidēre
pluperfect fideram fiderās fiderat fiderāmus fiderātis fiderant
future perfect fiderō fideris fiderit fiderimus fideritis fiderint
passive present findor finderis, findere finditur findimur findiminī finduntur
imperfect findēbar findēbāris, findēbāre findēbātur findēbāmur findēbāminī findēbantur
future findar findēris, findēre findētur findēmur findēminī findentur
perfect fissus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect fissus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect fissus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present findam findās findat findāmus findātis findant
imperfect finderem finderēs finderet finderēmus finderētis finderent
perfect fiderim fiderīs fiderit fiderīmus fiderītis fiderint
pluperfect fidissem fidissēs fidisset fidissēmus fidissētis fidissent
passive present findar findāris, findāre findātur findāmur findāminī findantur
imperfect finderer finderēris, finderēre finderētur finderēmur finderēminī finderentur
perfect fissus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect fissus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present finde findite
future finditō finditō finditōte finduntō
passive present findere findiminī
future finditor finditor finduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives findere fidisse fissūrum esse findī fissum esse fissum īrī
participles findēns fissūrus fissus findendus, findundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
findendī findendō findendum findendō fissum fissū

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



From Old Portuguese *fĩido, from Latin fīnītus.



findo m (feminine singular finda, masculine plural findos, feminine plural findas, comparable)

  1. finished



  1. first-person singular present indicative of findar
  2. masculine singular short past participle of findar