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About the Language I. Deponent Verbs. What does deponent mean?. Deponent verbs look passive but are actually active. Deponent verbs have set aside their active forms. Comes from deponere - to set down / set aside. This is where the perfect active participle comes from.

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about the language i

About the Language I

Deponent Verbs

what does deponent mean
What does deponent mean?
  • Deponent verbs look passive but are actually active.
  • Deponent verbs have set aside their active forms.
    • Comes from deponere- to set down / set aside.
  • This is where the perfect active participle comes from.
    • It looks like a perfect passive participle but is translated actively.
    • conspicatus, precatus, adeptus, ect.
examples
Examples
  • Eryllushortumingressus est.
    • Eryllus entered the garden.
  • aliquidmelius quam philosophumadeptus sum.
    • I have obtained something better than a philosopher.
  • poenasminor nisi verumloqueris.
    • I am threatening punishment if you are not telling the truth.
further examples
Further Examples

spectatores de arcu novo loquebantur.

cur ex urbesubitoegressiestis?

uxor hortataestuttecumdicerem.

forum Romanumnuncingredimur.

list em
List ‘em

Deponent Verbs pg. 292

adipiscor

amplector

comitor

conor

conspicor

egredior

hortor

ingredior

loquor

morior

nascor

patior

precor

proficiscor

regredior

revertor

sequor