From ambi- +‎ *alō (to wander), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂el- (to wander). Cognate with Ancient Greek ἄλη (álē, wandering), ἀλύω (alúō, to wander in mind, to roam). See alucinor.



ambulō (present infinitive ambulāre, perfect active ambulāvī, supine ambulātum); first conjugation

  1. I traverse, travel.
  2. I walk.


   Conjugation of ambulō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambulō ambulās ambulat ambulāmus ambulātis ambulant
imperfect ambulābam ambulābās ambulābat ambulābāmus ambulābātis ambulābant
future ambulābō ambulābis ambulābit ambulābimus ambulābitis ambulābunt
perfect ambulāvī ambulāvistī, ambulāstī1 ambulāvit ambulāvimus ambulāvistis, ambulāstis1 ambulāvērunt, ambulāvēre
pluperfect ambulāveram ambulāverās ambulāverat ambulāverāmus ambulāverātis ambulāverant
future perfect ambulāverō ambulāveris ambulāverit ambulāverimus ambulāveritis ambulāverint
passive present ambulor ambulāris, ambulāre ambulātur ambulāmur ambulāminī ambulantur
imperfect ambulābar ambulābāris, ambulābāre ambulābātur ambulābāmur ambulābāminī ambulābantur
future ambulābor ambulāberis, ambulābere ambulābitur ambulābimur ambulābiminī ambulābuntur
perfect ambulātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ambulātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ambulātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambulem ambulēs ambulet ambulēmus ambulētis ambulent
imperfect ambulārem ambulārēs ambulāret ambulārēmus ambulārētis ambulārent
perfect ambulāverim ambulāverīs ambulāverit ambulāverīmus ambulāverītis ambulāverint
pluperfect ambulāvissem, ambulāssem1 ambulāvissēs, ambulāssēs1 ambulāvisset, ambulāsset1 ambulāvissēmus, ambulāssēmus1 ambulāvissētis, ambulāssētis1 ambulāvissent, ambulāssent1
passive present ambuler ambulēris, ambulēre ambulētur ambulēmur ambulēminī ambulentur
imperfect ambulārer ambulārēris, ambulārēre ambulārētur ambulārēmur ambulārēminī ambulārentur
perfect ambulātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ambulātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ambulā ambulāte
future ambulātō ambulātō ambulātōte ambulantō
passive present ambulāre ambulāminī
future ambulātor ambulātor ambulantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ambulāre ambulāvisse, ambulāsse1 ambulātūrum esse ambulārī ambulātum esse ambulātum īrī
participles ambulāns ambulātūrus ambulātus ambulandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ambulandī ambulandō ambulandum ambulandō ambulātum ambulātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.


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Possibly through a Vulgar Latin *amnāre < *amlāre:

Possibly through a Vulgar Latin *alāre < *amlāre:

  • Franco-Provençal: alar (in part)
  • French: aller (in part)
  • Friulian: (in part)





  1. sorghum




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of ambular.