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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of metre



From Proto-Indo-European *h₂meh₁- (to mow, reap) (with messuī for *messī, with influence from early seruī, from serō).

Cognate with Ancient Greek ἀμάω (amáō, reap corn), ἄμη (ámē, shovel or mattock) and Old English māwan (English mow).



metō (present infinitive metere, perfect active messuī, supine messum); third conjugation

  1. I reap, harvest.
  2. I cut, crop or snip off.
  3. I cut through, sever.
  4. I mow down, cut down (in battle).
    • Tertullianus, Apologeticus, 50.13
      Plures efficimur, quoties metimur a vobis; semen est sanguis christianorum.
      We multiply whenever we are cut down by you; the blood of Christians is seed.


   Conjugation of meto (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present metō metis metit metimus metitis metunt
imperfect metēbam metēbās metēbat metēbāmus metēbātis metēbant
future metam metēs metet metēmus metētis metent
perfect messuī messuistī messuit messuimus messuistis messuērunt, messuēre
pluperfect messueram messuerās messuerat messuerāmus messuerātis messuerant
future perfect messuerō messueris messuerit messuerimus messueritis messuerint
passive present metor meteris, metere metitur metimur metiminī metuntur
imperfect metēbar metēbāris, metēbāre metēbātur metēbāmur metēbāminī metēbantur
future metar metēris, metēre metētur metēmur metēminī metentur
perfect messus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect messus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect messus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present metam metās metat metāmus metātis metant
imperfect meterem meterēs meteret meterēmus meterētis meterent
perfect messuerim messuerīs messuerit messuerīmus messuerītis messuerint
pluperfect messuissem messuissēs messuisset messuissēmus messuissētis messuissent
passive present metar metāris, metāre metātur metāmur metāminī metantur
imperfect meterer meterēris, meterēre meterētur meterēmur meterēminī meterentur
perfect messus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect messus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mete metite
future metitō metitō metitōte metuntō
passive present metere metiminī
future metitor metitor metuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives metere messuisse messūrus esse metī messus esse messum īrī
participles metēns messūrus messus metendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
metere metendī metendō metendum messum messū

Derived termsEdit






  1. Vocative singular of meta.





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