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From in- +‎ *mineō, from Proto-Indo-European *men- (to stand out).



immineō (present infinitive imminēre, perfect active imminuī, supine imminitum); second conjugation

  1. I project, bend or lean toward or over, overhang.
  2. I touch on, border upon.
  3. (with dative) I threaten, menace.
  4. I am eager for or intent upon, long for.
  5. I am near at hand, impend; I am imminent.


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of immineo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present immineō imminēs imminet imminēmus imminētis imminent
imperfect imminēbam imminēbās imminēbat imminēbāmus imminēbātis imminēbant
future imminēbō imminēbis imminēbit imminēbimus imminēbitis imminēbunt
perfect imminuī imminuistī imminuit imminuimus imminuistis imminuērunt, imminuēre
pluperfect imminueram imminuerās imminuerat imminuerāmus imminuerātis imminuerant
future perfect imminuerō imminueris imminuerit imminuerimus imminueritis imminuerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present immineam immineās immineat immineāmus immineātis immineant
imperfect imminērem imminērēs imminēret imminērēmus imminērētis imminērent
perfect imminuerim imminuerīs imminuerit imminuerīmus imminuerītis imminuerint
pluperfect imminuissem imminuissēs imminuisset imminuissēmus imminuissētis imminuissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present imminē imminēte
future imminētō imminētō imminētōte imminentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives imminēre imminuisse imminitūrus esse
participles imminēns imminitūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
imminēre imminendī imminendō imminendum imminitum imminitū

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  • immineo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • immineo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • immineo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • dangers threaten a man: pericula alicui impendent, imminent
    • a war is imminent: bellum impendet, imminet, instat
    • (ambiguous) to increase a person's dignity: auctoritatem alicuius amplificare (opp. imminuere, minuere)
    • (ambiguous) to detract from a person's reputation, wilfully underestimate a person: alicuius famam, laudem imminuere
    • (ambiguous) to weaken, destroy a man's credit: fidem alicuius imminuere, infirmare (opp. confirmare)
  • Morwood, James. A Latin Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.