See also: ornó and ornò


Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ornus, from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃s-.


orno m (plural orni)

  1. manna ash (tree, Fraxinus ornus)

Etymology 2Edit



  1. first-person singular present indicative of ornare


Further readingEdit

  • orno in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana



For *ōrdnō, from ōrdō. Doublet of ōrdinō.



ōrnō (present infinitive ōrnāre, perfect active ōrnāvī, supine ōrnātum); first conjugation

  1. I furnish, equip, outfit, prepare.
  2. I adorn, ornament, decorate.
  3. (figurative) I honor, commend, praise.


   Conjugation of ōrnō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ōrnō ōrnās ōrnat ōrnāmus ōrnātis ōrnant
imperfect ōrnābam ōrnābās ōrnābat ōrnābāmus ōrnābātis ōrnābant
future ōrnābō ōrnābis ōrnābit ōrnābimus ōrnābitis ōrnābunt
perfect ōrnāvī ōrnāvistī, ōrnāstī1 ōrnāvit ōrnāvimus ōrnāvistis, ōrnāstis1 ōrnāvērunt, ōrnāvēre
pluperfect ōrnāveram ōrnāverās ōrnāverat ōrnāverāmus ōrnāverātis ōrnāverant
future perfect ōrnāverō ōrnāveris ōrnāverit ōrnāverimus ōrnāveritis ōrnāverint
passive present ōrnor ōrnāris, ōrnāre ōrnātur ōrnāmur ōrnāminī ōrnantur
imperfect ōrnābar ōrnābāris, ōrnābāre ōrnābātur ōrnābāmur ōrnābāminī ōrnābantur
future ōrnābor ōrnāberis, ōrnābere ōrnābitur ōrnābimur ōrnābiminī ōrnābuntur
perfect ōrnātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ōrnātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ōrnātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ōrnem ōrnēs ōrnet ōrnēmus ōrnētis ōrnent
imperfect ōrnārem ōrnārēs ōrnāret ōrnārēmus ōrnārētis ōrnārent
perfect ōrnāverim ōrnāverīs ōrnāverit ōrnāverīmus ōrnāverītis ōrnāverint
pluperfect ōrnāvissem, ōrnāssem1 ōrnāvissēs, ōrnāssēs1 ōrnāvisset, ōrnāsset1 ōrnāvissēmus, ōrnāssēmus1 ōrnāvissētis, ōrnāssētis1 ōrnāvissent, ōrnāssent1
passive present ōrner ōrnēris, ōrnēre ōrnētur ōrnēmur ōrnēminī ōrnentur
imperfect ōrnārer ōrnārēris, ōrnārēre ōrnārētur ōrnārēmur ōrnārēminī ōrnārentur
perfect ōrnātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ōrnātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ōrnā ōrnāte
future ōrnātō ōrnātō ōrnātōte ōrnantō
passive present ōrnāre ōrnāminī
future ōrnātor ōrnātor ōrnantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ōrnāre ōrnāvisse, ōrnāsse1 ōrnātūrum esse ōrnārī ōrnātum esse ōrnātum īrī
participles ōrnāns ōrnātūrus ōrnātus ōrnandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ōrnandī ōrnandō ōrnandum ōrnandō ōrnātum ōrnātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

Derived termsEdit


  • Catalan: ornar
  • English: ornate, orn
  • French: orner
  • Galician: ornar
  • Italian: ornare
  • Piedmontese: orné
  • Portuguese: ornar
  • Spanish: ornar


  • orno in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • orno in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • orno in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to do any one a service or kindness: beneficio aliquem afficere, ornare
    • to praise, extol, commend a person: eximia laude ornare aliquem
    • to honour, show respect for, a person: aliquem honore afficere, augere, ornare, prosequi (vid. sect. VI. 11., note Prosequi...)
    • to celebrate some one's exploits in song: alicuius res gestas versibus ornare, celebrare
    • to embellish a narrative: dicendo ornare aliquid
    • to add rhetorical, dramatic embellishments to a subject: rhetorice, tragice ornare aliquid (Brut. 11. 43)
    • to prepare, give a feast, dinner: convivium instruere, apparare, ornare (magnifice, splendide)
    • to equip a boat, a fleet: navem (classem) armare, ornare, instruere
    • (ambiguous) the star-lit sky; the firmament: caelum astris distinctum et ornatum
    • (ambiguous) to be in the enjoyment of a large fortune: fortunis maximis ornatum esse
    • (ambiguous) to afford matter for elaboration, embellishment: materiem ad ornatum praebere
    • (ambiguous) to be virtuous: virtute praeditum, ornatum esse (opp. vitiis obrutum esse)
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN




  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of ornar




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