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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of temptar


Alternative formsEdit


From the perfect passive participle of tendō + -tō.


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtemp.toː/, [ˈt̪ɛmp.t̪oː]
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temptō (present infinitive temptāre, perfect active temptāvī, supine temptātum); first conjugation

  1. I test the strength; I make an attack upon
  2. I test, try, attempt
  3. I urge, incite, rouse
  4. I handle, touch


   Conjugation of temptō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present temptō temptās temptat temptāmus temptātis temptant
imperfect temptābam temptābās temptābat temptābāmus temptābātis temptābant
future temptābō temptābis temptābit temptābimus temptābitis temptābunt
perfect temptāvī temptāvistī temptāvit temptāvimus temptāvistis temptāvērunt, temptāvēre
pluperfect temptāveram temptāverās temptāverat temptāverāmus temptāverātis temptāverant
future perfect temptāverō temptāveris temptāverit temptāverimus temptāveritis temptāverint
passive present temptor temptāris, temptāre temptātur temptāmur temptāminī temptantur
imperfect temptābar temptābāris, temptābāre temptābātur temptābāmur temptābāminī temptābantur
future temptābor temptāberis, temptābere temptābitur temptābimur temptābiminī temptābuntur
perfect temptātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect temptātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect temptātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present temptem temptēs temptet temptēmus temptētis temptent
imperfect temptārem temptārēs temptāret temptārēmus temptārētis temptārent
perfect temptāverim temptāverīs temptāverit temptāverīmus temptāverītis temptāverint
pluperfect temptāvissem temptāvissēs temptāvisset temptāvissēmus temptāvissētis temptāvissent
passive present tempter temptēris, temptēre temptētur temptēmur temptēminī temptentur
imperfect temptārer temptārēris, temptārēre temptārētur temptārēmur temptārēminī temptārentur
perfect temptātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect temptātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present temptā temptāte
future temptātō temptātō temptātōte temptantō
passive present temptāre temptāminī
future temptātor temptātor temptantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives temptāre temptāvisse temptātūrum esse temptārī temptātum esse temptātum īrī
participles temptāns temptātūrus temptātus temptandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
temptandī temptandō temptandum temptandō temptātum temptātū

Derived termsEdit


  • Asturian: tentar
  • Catalan: temptar
  • English: tempt
  • French: tenter, tempter
  • Friulian: tentâ
  • Galician: tentar
  • Italian: tentare


  • tempto in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers