From Proto-Indo-European *glewbʰ- (to split).



glūbō (present infinitive glūbere, perfect active glūpsī, supine glūptum); third conjugation

  1. (literally) I strip the bark from a tree, I peel, I shuck
    • 234 BCE – 149 BCE, Cato the Elder, De Agricultura 33:
      Salictum suo tempore caedito, glubito, arteque alligato.
      Cut down any willow at its due time, strip its bark, and bind the bark well.
  2. (vulgar) I peel back the foreskin of, I masturbate
    • c. 84 BCE – 54 BCE, Catullus, 58 :
      Nunc in quadriviis et angiportis / glubit magnanimi Remi nepotes.
      Now in the crossroads and alleyways / she masturbates the grandsons of brave Remus.


   Conjugation of glūbō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present glūbō glūbis glūbit glūbimus glūbitis glūbunt
imperfect glūbēbam glūbēbās glūbēbat glūbēbāmus glūbēbātis glūbēbant
future glūbam glūbēs glūbet glūbēmus glūbētis glūbent
perfect glūpsī glūpsistī glūpsit glūpsimus glūpsistis glūpsērunt, glūpsēre
pluperfect glūpseram glūpserās glūpserat glūpserāmus glūpserātis glūpserant
future perfect glūpserō glūpseris glūpserit glūpserimus glūpseritis glūpserint
passive present glūbor glūberis, glūbere glūbitur glūbimur glūbiminī glūbuntur
imperfect glūbēbar glūbēbāris, glūbēbāre glūbēbātur glūbēbāmur glūbēbāminī glūbēbantur
future glūbar glūbēris, glūbēre glūbētur glūbēmur glūbēminī glūbentur
perfect glūptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect glūptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect glūptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present glūbam glūbās glūbat glūbāmus glūbātis glūbant
imperfect glūberem glūberēs glūberet glūberēmus glūberētis glūberent
perfect glūpserim glūpserīs glūpserit glūpserīmus glūpserītis glūpserint
pluperfect glūpsissem glūpsissēs glūpsisset glūpsissēmus glūpsissētis glūpsissent
passive present glūbar glūbāris, glūbāre glūbātur glūbāmur glūbāminī glūbantur
imperfect glūberer glūberēris, glūberēre glūberētur glūberēmur glūberēminī glūberentur
perfect glūptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect glūptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present glūbe glūbite
future glūbitō glūbitō glūbitōte glūbuntō
passive present glūbere glūbiminī
future glūbitor glūbitor glūbuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives glūbere glūpsisse glūptūrum esse glūbī glūptum esse glūptum īrī
participles glūbēns glūptūrus glūptus glūbendus, glūbundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
glūbendī glūbendō glūbendum glūbendō glūptum glūptū


  • glubo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • glubo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • glubo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill