From circum- (around) +‎ volvō (roll).



circumvolvō (present infinitive circumvolvere, perfect active circumvolvī, supine circumvolūtum); third conjugation

  1. (with se) I roll myself around; revolve, wind or twine around.
  2. I cause to roll or revolve around.


Please note that Lewis and Short states that there are no perfect forms.

   Conjugation of circumvolvō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumvolvō circumvolvis circumvolvit circumvolvimus circumvolvitis circumvolvunt
imperfect circumvolvēbam circumvolvēbās circumvolvēbat circumvolvēbāmus circumvolvēbātis circumvolvēbant
future circumvolvam circumvolvēs circumvolvet circumvolvēmus circumvolvētis circumvolvent
perfect circumvolvī circumvolvistī circumvolvit circumvolvimus circumvolvistis circumvolvērunt,
pluperfect circumvolveram circumvolverās circumvolverat circumvolverāmus circumvolverātis circumvolverant
future perfect circumvolverō circumvolveris circumvolverit circumvolverimus circumvolveritis circumvolverint
passive present circumvolvor circumvolveris,
circumvolvitur circumvolvimur circumvolviminī circumvolvuntur
imperfect circumvolvēbar circumvolvēbāris,
circumvolvēbātur circumvolvēbāmur circumvolvēbāminī circumvolvēbantur
future circumvolvar circumvolvēris,
circumvolvētur circumvolvēmur circumvolvēminī circumvolventur
perfect circumvolūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect circumvolūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect circumvolūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumvolvam circumvolvās circumvolvat circumvolvāmus circumvolvātis circumvolvant
imperfect circumvolverem circumvolverēs circumvolveret circumvolverēmus circumvolverētis circumvolverent
perfect circumvolverim circumvolverīs circumvolverit circumvolverīmus circumvolverītis circumvolverint
pluperfect circumvolvissem circumvolvissēs circumvolvisset circumvolvissēmus circumvolvissētis circumvolvissent
passive present circumvolvar circumvolvāris,
circumvolvātur circumvolvāmur circumvolvāminī circumvolvantur
imperfect circumvolverer circumvolverēris,
circumvolverētur circumvolverēmur circumvolverēminī circumvolverentur
perfect circumvolūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect circumvolūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circumvolve circumvolvite
future circumvolvitō circumvolvitō circumvolvitōte circumvolvuntō
passive present circumvolvere circumvolviminī
future circumvolvitor circumvolvitor circumvolvuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives circumvolvere circumvolvisse circumvolūtūrum esse circumvolvī circumvolūtum esse circumvolūtum īrī
participles circumvolvēns circumvolūtūrus circumvolūtus circumvolvendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
circumvolvendī circumvolvendō circumvolvendum circumvolvendō circumvolūtum circumvolūtū

Related termsEdit


  • English: circumvolve
  • Portuguese: circunvolver


  • circumvolvo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • circumvolvo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • circumvolvo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette