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From per- (through) +‎ maneō (I remain).



permaneō (present infinitive permanēre, perfect active permansī, supine permansum); second conjugation

  1. I stay to the end, hold out, endure; last, survive, continue.
  2. I persist, persevere.
  3. I devote my life to, live by.


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of permaneo (second conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present permaneō permanēs permanet permanēmus permanētis permanent
imperfect permanēbam permanēbās permanēbat permanēbāmus permanēbātis permanēbant
future permanēbō permanēbis permanēbit permanēbimus permanēbitis permanēbunt
perfect permansī permansistī permansit permansimus permansistis permansērunt, permansēre
pluperfect permanseram permanserās permanserat permanserāmus permanserātis permanserant
future perfect permanserō permanseris permanserit permanserimus permanseritis permanserint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present permaneam permaneās permaneat permaneāmus permaneātis permaneant
imperfect permanērem permanērēs permanēret permanērēmus permanērētis permanērent
perfect permanserim permanserīs permanserit permanserīmus permanserītis permanserint
pluperfect permansissem permansissēs permansisset permansissēmus permansissētis permansissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present permanē permanēte
future permanētō permanētō permanētōte permanentō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives permanēre permansisse permansūrus esse
participles permanēns permansūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
permanēre permanendī permanendō permanendum permansum permansū

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  • permaneo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • permaneo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • permaneo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to abide by, persist in one's opinion: in sententia manere, permanere, perseverare, perstare
    • (ambiguous) to persevere in one's resolve: in proposito susceptoque consilio permanere
    • (ambiguous) to remain in subjection: in officio manere, permanere