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See also: superó and superò





  1. first-person singular present indicative form of superar



Borrowed from Latin superus.


supero (feminine singular supera, masculine plural superi, feminine plural supere)

  1. higher
  2. superior

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  1. first-person singular present indicative of superare



From superus (above).



superō (present infinitive superāre, perfect active superāvī, supine superātum); first conjugation

  1. I surmount, rise over, go over, ascend
  2. I sail by, pass
  3. I surpass, exceed, outdo
  4. I am abundant, overflow
  5. I overcome, overpower, conquer, subdue
  6. I remain; I am left; I survive


   Conjugation of supero (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present superō superās superat superāmus superātis superant
imperfect superābam superābās superābat superābāmus superābātis superābant
future superābō superābis superābit superābimus superābitis superābunt
perfect superāvī superāvistī, superāsti1 superāvit superāvimus superāvistis, superāstis1 superāvērunt, superāvēre
pluperfect superāveram superāverās superāverat superāverāmus superāverātis superāverant
future perfect superāverō superāveris superāverit superāverimus superāveritis superāverint
passive present superor superāris, superāre superātur superāmur superāminī superantur
imperfect superābar superābāris, superābāre superābātur superābāmur superābāminī superābantur
future superābor superāberis, superābere superābitur superābimur superābiminī superābuntur
perfect superātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect superātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect superātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present superem superēs superet superēmus superētis superent
imperfect superārem superārēs superāret superārēmus superārētis superārent
perfect superāverim superāverīs superāverit superāverīmus superāverītis superāverint
pluperfect superāvissem, superāssem1 superāvissēs, superāsses1 superāvisset, superāsset1 superāvissēmus, superāssemus1 superāvissētis, superāssetis1 superāvissent, superāssent1
passive present superer superēris, superēre superētur superēmur superēminī superentur
imperfect superārer superārēris, superārēre superārētur superārēmur superārēminī superārentur
perfect superātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect superātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present superā superāte
future superātō superātō superātōte superantō
passive present superāre superāminī
future superātor superātor superantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives superāre superāvisse, superāsse1 superātūrus esse superārī superātus esse superātum īrī
participles superāns superātūrus superātus superandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
superāre superandī superandō superandum superātum superātū

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

Derived termsEdit



  • supero in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • supero in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • supero in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to cross the Alps, Pyrenees, Apennines: superare Alpes, Pyrenaeum, Apenninum (both always in the sing.)
    • the water is up to, is above, the chest: aqua pectus aequat, superat
    • to double a cape: promunturium superare
    • to be defeated in fight, lose the battle: proelio vinci, superari, inferiorem, victum discedere
    • to double an island, cape: superare insulam, promunturium
    • (ambiguous) heavenly things; earthly things: supera et caelestia; humana et citerioria





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