From ab- (“from, away”) + eō (“go”).
abeō (present infinitive abīre, perfect active abiī, supine abitum); irregular conjugation
- I depart, go away, go off.
- I am transformed, metamorphosed.
- I retire from office.
- I pass from owner to owner.
- (astronomy) I set.
Irregular conjugation, but similar to fourth conjugation. The third principal part is most often contracted to abiī, but occasionally appears as abīvī.
- abeo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- abeo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- “abeo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- they disperse in different directions: in diversas partes or simply diversi abeunt, discedunt
- to fly aloft; to be carried into the sky: sublimem or sublime (not in sublime or sublimiter) ferri, abire
- to go out of sight, disappear: abire ex oculis, e conspectu alicuius
- to depart this life: (ex) vita excedere, ex vita abire
- to be a subject for gossip: in ora vulgi abire
- the recollection of a thing has been entirely lost: memoria alicuius rei excidit, abiit, abolevit
- to go into exile: exsulatum ire or abire
- to give up, lay down office (usually at the end of one's term of office): abire magistratu