See also: něčto



From Proto-Indo-European *gned-, *gnod- (to bind). Cognate with nōdus (knot), Ancient Greek γνάθος (gnáthos, a jaw), Avestan 𐬥𐬀𐬯𐬐𐬀-(naska-, bundle), Old Irish nascim (to bind), Old Norse knútr (whence Danish knude, Norwegian knute, and Icelandic hnútur), Old English cnotta (Modern English knot), Old English cnyttan (Modern English knit), Old High German knotto (German Knoten), Middle Dutch cnudde (Dutch knot).



nectō (present infinitive nectere, perfect active nexī, supine nexum); third conjugation

  1. I bind, tie, fasten, connect, interweave, attach; unite; relate.
  2. I bind by obligation, oblige, make liable.
  3. I contrive, devise, compose, produce.


   Conjugation of nectō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nectō nectis nectit nectimus nectitis nectunt
imperfect nectēbam nectēbās nectēbat nectēbāmus nectēbātis nectēbant
future nectam nectēs nectet nectēmus nectētis nectent
perfect nexī nexistī nexit neximus nexistis nexērunt, nexēre
pluperfect nexeram nexerās nexerat nexerāmus nexerātis nexerant
future perfect nexerō nexeris nexerit nexerimus nexeritis nexerint
passive present nector necteris, nectere nectitur nectimur nectiminī nectuntur
imperfect nectēbar nectēbāris, nectēbāre nectēbātur nectēbāmur nectēbāminī nectēbantur
future nectar nectēris, nectēre nectētur nectēmur nectēminī nectentur
perfect nexus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect nexus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect nexus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nectam nectās nectat nectāmus nectātis nectant
imperfect necterem necterēs necteret necterēmus necterētis necterent
perfect nexerim nexerīs nexerit nexerīmus nexerītis nexerint
pluperfect nexissem nexissēs nexisset nexissēmus nexissētis nexissent
passive present nectar nectāris, nectāre nectātur nectāmur nectāminī nectantur
imperfect necterer necterēris, necterēre necterētur necterēmur necterēminī necterentur
perfect nexus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect nexus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present necte nectite
future nectitō nectitō nectitōte nectuntō
passive present nectere nectiminī
future nectitor nectitor nectuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nectere nexisse nexūrum esse nectī nexum esse nexum īrī
participles nectēns nexūrus nexus nectendus, nectundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
nectendī nectendō nectendum nectendō nexum nexū


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