possideo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From potis (able) + sedeō (sit).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

possideō (present infinitive possidēre, perfect active possēdī, supine possessum); second conjugation

  1. I have, hold, own, possess.
    Synonyms: habeo, obtineō, teneo
  2. I possess lands, have possessions.
  3. I take control or possession of, seize, occupy.
    Synonyms: potior, obsideō, compleō, obtineō, teneō, adipīscor, comprehendō, dēprehendō, occupō, arripiō, corripiō, capessō, capiō, apprehendō
  4. I occupy
    Synonyms: occupō, comprehendō, teneō, obsideō, compleō
  5. I inhabit, abide.
    Synonyms: cōnsīdō, iaceō, obsideō, habitō, resideō, subsīdō, incolō, colō, stabulō, vīvō, verso
  6. (Medieval Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin) I acquire
    Synonyms: acquīrō, adipīscor, cōnsequor, parō, pariō, impetrō, mereō, sūmō, emō, comparō, apīscor, obtineō, conciliō, nancīscor, colligō, alliciō
    Antonym: āmittō
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbs 18:15:
      Cor prūdēns possidēbit scientiam: et aurīs sapientium quaerit doctrīnam.
      A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction.
      (Douay-Rheims trans., Challoner rev.: 1752 CE)
  7. (Medieval Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin) I inherit
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbs 11:29:
      Quī conturbat domum suam, possidēbit ventōs: et quī stultus est serviet sapientī.
      He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the winds: and the fool shall serve the wise.
      (Douay-Rheims trans., Challoner rev.: 1752 CE

ConjugationEdit

   Conjugation of possideō (second conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present possideō possidēs possidet possidēmus possidētis possident
imperfect possidēbam possidēbās possidēbat possidēbāmus possidēbātis possidēbant
future possidēbō possidēbis possidēbit possidēbimus possidēbitis possidēbunt
perfect possēdī possēdistī possēdit possēdimus possēdistis possēdērunt,
possēdēre
pluperfect possēderam possēderās possēderat possēderāmus possēderātis possēderant
future perfect possēderō possēderis possēderit possēderimus possēderitis possēderint
passive present possideor possidēris,
possidēre
possidētur possidēmur possidēminī possidentur
imperfect possidēbar possidēbāris,
possidēbāre
possidēbātur possidēbāmur possidēbāminī possidēbantur
future possidēbor possidēberis,
possidēbere
possidēbitur possidēbimur possidēbiminī possidēbuntur
perfect possessus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect possessus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect possessus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present possideam possideās possideat possideāmus possideātis possideant
imperfect possidērem possidērēs possidēret possidērēmus possidērētis possidērent
perfect possēderim possēderīs possēderit possēderīmus possēderītis possēderint
pluperfect possēdissem possēdissēs possēdisset possēdissēmus possēdissētis possēdissent
passive present possidear possideāris,
possideāre
possideātur possideāmur possideāminī possideantur
imperfect possidērer possidērēris,
possidērēre
possidērētur possidērēmur possidērēminī possidērentur
perfect possessus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect possessus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present possidē possidēte
future possidētō possidētō possidētōte possidentō
passive present possidēre possidēminī
future possidētor possidētor possidentor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives possidēre possēdisse possessūrum esse possidērī possessum esse possessum īrī
participles possidēns possessūrus possessus possidendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
possidendī possidendō possidendum possidendō possessum possessū

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ReferencesEdit

  • possideo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • possideo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • possideo 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 possess means, to be well off: rem or opes habere, bona possidere, in bonis esse