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de- +‎ ago



dēgō (present infinitive dēgere, perfect active dēgī); third conjugation, no passive

  1. I pass time or spend time


   Conjugation of dego (third conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēgō dēgis dēgit dēgimus dēgitis dēgunt
imperfect dēgēbam dēgēbās dēgēbat dēgēbāmus dēgēbātis dēgēbant
future dēgam dēgēs dēget dēgēmus dēgētis dēgent
perfect dēgī dēgistī dēgit dēgimus dēgistis dēgērunt, dēgēre
pluperfect dēgeram dēgerās dēgerat dēgerāmus dēgerātis dēgerant
future perfect dēgerō dēgeris dēgerit dēgerimus dēgeritis dēgerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēgam dēgās dēgat dēgāmus dēgātis dēgant
imperfect dēgerem dēgerēs dēgeret dēgerēmus dēgerētis dēgerent
perfect dēgerim dēgerīs dēgerit dēgerīmus dēgerītis dēgerint
pluperfect dēgissem dēgissēs dēgisset dēgissēmus dēgissētis dēgissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēge dēgite
future dēgitō dēgitō dēgitōte dēguntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēgere dēgisse
participles dēgēns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēgere dēgendī dēgendō dēgendum


  • dego in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dego in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • dego in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to live a happy (unhappy) life: vitam beatam (miseram) degere
    • to live (all) one's life (honourably, in the country, as a man of learning): vitam, aetatem (omnem aetatem, omne aetatis tempus) agere (honeste, ruri, in litteris), degere, traducere
    • to live in poverty, destitution: vitam in egestate degere
    • domestic animals: animalia quae nobiscum degunt (Plin. 8. 40)



dei (up, upward) + -go (adverbial suffix)



  1. upward, up

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  1. like, as, similar to