From ab- ‎(from, away from) +‎ ambulō ‎(walk).



abambulō ‎(present infinitive abambulāre, perfect active abambulāvī, supine abambulātum); first conjugation, impersonal in the passive

  1. (intransitive) I go away, walk away, leave, depart.
    • c. 720-799 CE, Paulus Diaconus, Epitoma Festi, 26
      abambulantes abscedentes
    • Thesaurus Jurus Romini
      ldeoque quoties a feriis abambulo,nunquam solus aut quiesco aut ambulo


  • Impersonal in the passive, only attested as the present active participle, abambulāns.
   Conjugation of abambulo (first conjugation, impersonal in passive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abambulō abambulās abambulat abambulāmus abambulātis abambulant
imperfect abambulābam abambulābās abambulābat abambulābāmus abambulābātis abambulābant
future abambulābō abambulābis abambulābit abambulābimus abambulābitis abambulābunt
perfect abambulāvī abambulāvistī abambulāvit abambulāvimus abambulāvistis abambulāvērunt, abambulāvēre
pluperfect abambulāveram abambulāverās abambulāverat abambulāverāmus abambulāverātis abambulāverant
future perfect abambulāverō abambulāveris abambulāverit abambulāverimus abambulāveritis abambulāverint
passive present abambulātur
imperfect abambulābātur
future abambulābitur
perfect abambulātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect abambulātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect abambulātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abambulem abambulēs abambulet abambulēmus abambulētis abambulent
imperfect abambulārem abambulārēs abambulāret abambulārēmus abambulārētis abambulārent
perfect abambulāverim abambulāverīs abambulāverit abambulāverīmus abambulāverītis abambulāverint
pluperfect abambulāvissem abambulāvissēs abambulāvisset abambulāvissēmus abambulāvissētis abambulāvissent
passive present abambulētur
imperfect abambulārētur
perfect abambulātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect abambulātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present abambulā abambulāte
future abambulātō abambulātō abambulātōte abambulantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives abambulāre abambulāvisse abambulātūrus esse abambulārī abambulātus esse
participles abambulāns abambulātūrus abambulātus abambulandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
abambulāre abambulandī abambulandō abambulandum abambulātum abambulātū



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  • abambulo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
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