Alternative formsEdit


From petō (I seek, aim, attack) +‎ -essō.



petessō (present infinitive petessere); third conjugation, no perfect or supine stem

  1. I strive after eagerly, pursue
  2. I strive after repeatedly


   Conjugation of petessō (third conjugation, no supine stem, no perfect stem)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present petessō petessis petessit petessimus petessitis petessunt
imperfect petessēbam petessēbās petessēbat petessēbāmus petessēbātis petessēbant
future petessam petessēs petesset petessēmus petessētis petessent
passive present petessor petesseris, petessere petessitur petessimur petessiminī petessuntur
imperfect petessēbar petessēbāris, petessēbāre petessēbātur petessēbāmur petessēbāminī petessēbantur
future petessar petessēris, petessēre petessētur petessēmur petessēminī petessentur
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present petessam petessās petessat petessāmus petessātis petessant
imperfect petesserem petesserēs petesseret petesserēmus petesserētis petesserent
passive present petessar petessāris, petessāre petessātur petessāmur petessāminī petessantur
imperfect petesserer petesserēris, petesserēre petesserētur petesserēmur petesserēminī petesserentur
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present petesse petessite
future petessitō petessitō petessitōte petessuntō
passive present petessere petessiminī
future petessitor petessitor petessuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives petessere petessī
participles petessēns petessendus, petessundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
petessendī petessendō petessendum petessendō


  • petesso in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • petesso in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers