From con- +‎ fugiō.



cōnfugiō ‎(present infinitive cōnfugere, perfect active cōnfūgī, supine cōnfugitum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I flee
  2. I take refuge
  3. I appeal to


  • This verb has only limited passive conjugation; only third-person passive forms are attested in surviving sources.
   Conjugation of confugio (third conjugation -variant, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfugiō cōnfugis cōnfugit cōnfugimus cōnfugitis cōnfugiunt
imperfect cōnfugiēbam cōnfugiēbās cōnfugiēbat cōnfugiēbāmus cōnfugiēbātis cōnfugiēbant
future cōnfugiam cōnfugiēs cōnfugiet cōnfugiēmus cōnfugiētis cōnfugient
perfect cōnfūgī cōnfūgistī cōnfūgit cōnfūgimus cōnfūgistis cōnfūgērunt, cōnfūgēre
pluperfect cōnfūgeram cōnfūgerās cōnfūgerat cōnfūgerāmus cōnfūgerātis cōnfūgerant
future perfect cōnfūgerō cōnfūgeris cōnfūgerit cōnfūgerimus cōnfūgeritis cōnfūgerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfugiam cōnfugiās cōnfugiat cōnfugiāmus cōnfugiātis cōnfugiant
imperfect cōnfugerem cōnfugerēs cōnfugeret cōnfugerēmus cōnfugerētis cōnfugerent
perfect cōnfūgerim cōnfūgerīs cōnfūgerit cōnfūgerīmus cōnfūgerītis cōnfūgerint
pluperfect cōnfūgissem cōnfūgissēs cōnfūgisset cōnfūgissēmus cōnfūgissētis cōnfūgissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cōnfuge cōnfugite
future cōnfugitō cōnfugitō cōnfugitōte cōnfugiuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cōnfugere cōnfūgisse cōnfugitūrus esse
participles cōnfugiēns cōnfugitūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cōnfugere cōnfugiendī cōnfugiendō cōnfugiendum cōnfugitum cōnfugitū


  • confugio” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • confugio” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to fly to some one for refuge: confugere ad aliquem or ad opem, ad fidem alicuius
    • to take refuge in philosophy: in portum philosophiae confugere
    • to flee for refuge to some one: confugere ad aliquem, ad fidem alicuius
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