See also: ire, Ire, IRE, iré, íre, ìre, Irē, and -iré



From Latin -iō.



  1. Used, with a stem, to form the infinitive of some Italian verbs

Usage notesEdit

  • There are two groups of regular -ire verbs, one of which inserts isc between the stem and ending in the present tenses and in the imperative. these form the great majority of regular -ire verbs
  • See finire and dormire as examples of the conjugation of -ire verbs do and do not insert isc respectively
  • The verb dire does not count, being technically an irregular second conjugation verb whose "normal" base is -dic. Fare, to do, has a similar phenomenon.


(with -isc- form)

(without -isc- form)

  • -ire verbs that do not insert isc
  • -ire verbs that can be used with or without insertion of isc
  • Irregular -ire verbs

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


  • Italian Grammar Handbook, Aust, D., 1994, Berlitz Publishing Co., Ltd.