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  1. first-person singular present indicative of cadere




From Proto-Italic *kad?, from Proto-Indo-European *?h?d- ("to fall").

Compare Old Armenian ? (c?acnum), Old Irish casar ("hail, lightning"), Breton kazerc'h, Cornish keser.



cad? (present infinitive cadere, perfect active cecid?, supine c?sum); third conjugation, impersonal in the passive

  1. I fall
  2. I die
  3. I cease
  4. I decay
  5. (impersonal) It happens, occurs, befalls, comes to pass


   Conjugation of cad? (third conjugation, impersonal in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cad? cadis cadit cadimus caditis cadunt
imperfect cad?bam cad?b?s cad?bat cad?b?mus cad?b?tis cad?bant
future cadam cad?s cadet cad?mus cad?tis cadent
perfect cecid? cecidist? cecidit cecidimus cecidistis cecid?runt, cecid?re
pluperfect cecideram cecider?s ceciderat cecider?mus cecider?tis ceciderant
future perfect cecider? cecideris ceciderit ceciderimus cecideritis ceciderint
passive present caditur
imperfect cad?b?tur
future cad?tur
perfect c?sum est
pluperfect c?sum erat
future perfect c?sum erit
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cadam cad?s cadat cad?mus cad?tis cadant
imperfect caderem cader?s caderet cader?mus cader?tis caderent
perfect ceciderim cecider?s ceciderit cecider?mus cecider?tis ceciderint
pluperfect cecidissem cecidiss?s cecidisset cecidiss?mus cecidiss?tis cecidissent
passive present cad?tur
imperfect cader?tur
perfect c?sum sit
pluperfect c?sum esset, c?sum foret
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cade cadite
future cadit? cadit? cadit?te cadunt?
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cadere cecidisse c?s?rum esse cad? c?sum esse
participles cad?ns c?s?rus c?sum cadendum, cadundum
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
cadend? cadend? cadendum cadend? c?sum c?s?

Derived terms




  1. dative singular of cadus
  2. ablative singular of cadus


  • cado in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cado in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cado in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the wind dies down, ceases: ventus cadit, cessat
    • to fall to the earth: in terram cadere, decidere
    • to come within the sphere of the senses: sub sensum or sub oculos, sub aspectum cadere
    • whatever happens; in any case: utcumque res ceciderit
    • what will be the issue, end, consequence of the matter: quorsum haec res cadet or evadet?
    • the result has surprised me; I was not prepared for this development: res aliter cecidit ac putaveram
    • it is incompatible with the nature of a wise man; the wise are superior to such things: hoc in sapientem non cadit
    • to suffer reproof; to be criticised, blamed: in vituperationem, reprehensionem cadere, incidere, venire
    • a subject becomes matter for reflection: aliquid cadit in deliberationem (Off. 1. 3. 9)
    • to be at variance with: in controversiam cadere
    • the point at issue: id, de quo agitur or id quod cadit in controversiam
    • to have a rhythmical cadence: numerose cadere
    • a piece is a failure, falls flat: fabula cadit
    • his style has a well-balanced cadence: oratio numerose cadit
    • this word ends in a long syllable: haec vox longa syllaba terminatur, in longam syllabam cadit, exit
    • their courage is ebbing: animi cadunt
    • to lose courage; to despair: animo cadere, deficere
    • expectation is overthrown: spes ad irritum cadit, ad irritum redigitur
    • a suspicion falls on some one: suspicio (alicuius rei) cadit in aliquem, pertinet ad aliquem
    • to become the object of suspicion: in suspicionem vocari, cadere
    • it is my custom: aliquid cadit in meam consuetudinem
    • to lose one's case: caus? or lite cadere (owing to some informality)
    • about a hundred of our men fell: nostri circiter centum ceciderunt
    • this can be said of..., applies to..: hoc cadit in aliquid
    • (ambiguous) affairs are desperate; we are reduced to extremeties: res ad extremum casum perducta est
  • cado in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

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