From circum- (circum-) +‎ fluō (I flow).



circumfluō (present infinitive circumfluere, perfect active circumflūxī, supine circumflūxum); third conjugation

  1. (transitive) I flow around something.
  2. (intransitive) I flow around.
  3. (figuratively) I flock around, encompass, surround.
  4. (figuratively, with ablative) I am in rich in, abound in, overflow with.
    Synonym: affluō


   Conjugation of circumfluō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumfluō circumfluis circumfluit circumfluimus circumfluitis circumfluunt
imperfect circumfluēbam circumfluēbās circumfluēbat circumfluēbāmus circumfluēbātis circumfluēbant
future circumfluam circumfluēs circumfluet circumfluēmus circumfluētis circumfluent
perfect circumflūxī circumflūxistī circumflūxit circumflūximus circumflūxistis circumflūxērunt, circumflūxēre
pluperfect circumflūxeram circumflūxerās circumflūxerat circumflūxerāmus circumflūxerātis circumflūxerant
future perfect circumflūxerō circumflūxeris circumflūxerit circumflūxerimus circumflūxeritis circumflūxerint
passive present circumfluor circumflueris, circumfluere circumfluitur circumfluimur circumfluiminī circumfluuntur
imperfect circumfluēbar circumfluēbāris, circumfluēbāre circumfluēbātur circumfluēbāmur circumfluēbāminī circumfluēbantur
future circumfluar circumfluēris, circumfluēre circumfluētur circumfluēmur circumfluēminī circumfluentur
perfect circumflūxus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect circumflūxus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect circumflūxus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumfluam circumfluās circumfluat circumfluāmus circumfluātis circumfluant
imperfect circumfluerem circumfluerēs circumflueret circumfluerēmus circumfluerētis circumfluerent
perfect circumflūxerim circumflūxerīs circumflūxerit circumflūxerīmus circumflūxerītis circumflūxerint
pluperfect circumflūxissem circumflūxissēs circumflūxisset circumflūxissēmus circumflūxissētis circumflūxissent
passive present circumfluar circumfluāris, circumfluāre circumfluātur circumfluāmur circumfluāminī circumfluantur
imperfect circumfluerer circumfluerēris, circumfluerēre circumfluerētur circumfluerēmur circumfluerēminī circumfluerentur
perfect circumflūxus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect circumflūxus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumflue circumfluite
future circumfluitō circumfluitō circumfluitōte circumfluuntō
passive present circumfluere circumfluiminī
future circumfluitor circumfluitor circumfluuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives circumfluere circumflūxisse circumflūxūrum esse circumfluī circumflūxum esse circumflūxum īrī
participles circumfluēns circumflūxūrus circumflūxus circumfluendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
circumfluendī circumfluendō circumfluendum circumfluendō circumflūxum circumflūxū

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  • Italian: circonfluire
  • Portuguese: circunfluir


  • circumfluo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • circumfluo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • circumfluo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be very rich; to be in a position of affluence: omnibus opibus circumfluere