Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *fugiō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewg-.


fugiō (present infinitive fugere, perfect active fūgī, supine fugitum); third conjugation iō-variant, no passive

  1. I flee, escape
  2. I speed, hasten, pass quickly.
    Tempus fugit.
    Time flies. / Time passes quickly.
  3. I avoid, shun
   Conjugation of fugiō (third conjugation -variant, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fugiō fugis fugit fugimus fugitis fugiunt
imperfect fugiēbam fugiēbās fugiēbat fugiēbāmus fugiēbātis fugiēbant
future fugiam fugiēs fugiet fugiēmus fugiētis fugient
perfect fūgī fūgistī fūgit fūgimus fūgistis fūgērunt, fūgēre
pluperfect fūgeram fūgerās fūgerat fūgerāmus fūgerātis fūgerant
future perfect fūgerō fūgeris fūgerit fūgerimus fūgeritis fūgerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fugiam fugiās fugiat fugiāmus fugiātis fugiant
imperfect fugerem fugerēs fugeret fugerēmus fugerētis fugerent
perfect fūgerim fūgerīs fūgerit fūgerīmus fūgerītis fūgerint
pluperfect fūgissem fūgissēs fūgisset fūgissēmus fūgissētis fūgissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fuge fugite
future fugitō fugitō fugitōte fugiuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives fugere fūgisse fugitūrum esse
participles fugiēns fugitūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
fugiendī fugiendō fugiendum fugiendō fugitum fugitū
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Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of fugium.



  1. dative singular of fugium
  2. ablative singular of fugium


  • fugio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • fugio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fugio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • I am not unaware: me non fugit, praeterit
    • (ambiguous) to keep out of a person's sight: fugere alicuius conspectum, aspectum
    • (ambiguous) to follow virtue; to flee from vice: honesta expetere; turpia fugere
    • (ambiguous) to shun society: hominum coetus, congressus fugere
    • (ambiguous) to shun publicity: publico carere, forum ac lucem fugere
    • (ambiguous) to flee like deer, sheep: pecorum modo fugere (Liv. 40. 27)