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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ney- (to shine), see also Welsh nwyfiant (splendor, gleam), Old Irish niab (strength), noib (holy), Middle Irish niam (splendor, gleam), niamda (shining).

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VerbEdit

niteō (present infinitive nitēre, perfect active nituī); second conjugation, no passive, no supine stem

  1. I am radiant, shine, look bright, glitter, sparkle, glisten.
  2. (figuratively, of animals) I am sleek or in good condition.
  3. (figuratively, of fields, plants) I look flourishing or thriving; thrive.
  4. (figuratively, of persons) I am brilliant, look bright or beautiful, shine.
  5. (figuratively, of wealth) I flourish, abound.

ConjugationEdit

   Conjugation of niteō (second conjugation, no supine stem, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present niteō nitēs nitet nitēmus nitētis nitent
imperfect nitēbam nitēbās nitēbat nitēbāmus nitēbātis nitēbant
future nitēbō nitēbis nitēbit nitēbimus nitēbitis nitēbunt
perfect nituī nituistī nituit nituimus nituistis nituērunt, nituēre
pluperfect nitueram nituerās nituerat nituerāmus nituerātis nituerant
future perfect nituerō nitueris nituerit nituerimus nitueritis nituerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present niteam niteās niteat niteāmus niteātis niteant
imperfect nitērem nitērēs nitēret nitērēmus nitērētis nitērent
perfect nituerim nituerīs nituerit nituerīmus nituerītis nituerint
pluperfect nituissem nituissēs nituisset nituissēmus nituissētis nituissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present nitē nitēte
future nitētō nitētō nitētōte nitentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives nitēre nituisse
participles nitēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
nitendī nitendō nitendum nitendō

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  • English: nit

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