From in- (in, at, on) +‎ volvō (roll).



involvō (present infinitive involvere, perfect active involvī, supine involūtum); third conjugation

  1. I roll to or upon something.
  2. I roll about, wrap up, envelop, involve; cover, overwhelm; curl, coil up; veil.
  3. (figuratively) I involve or devote myself to something.


   Conjugation of involvō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present involvō involvis involvit involvimus involvitis involvunt
imperfect involvēbam involvēbās involvēbat involvēbāmus involvēbātis involvēbant
future involvam involvēs involvet involvēmus involvētis involvent
perfect involvī involvistī involvit involvimus involvistis involvērunt,
pluperfect involveram involverās involverat involverāmus involverātis involverant
future perfect involverō involveris involverit involverimus involveritis involverint
passive present involvor involveris,
involvitur involvimur involviminī involvuntur
imperfect involvēbar involvēbāris,
involvēbātur involvēbāmur involvēbāminī involvēbantur
future involvar involvēris,
involvētur involvēmur involvēminī involventur
perfect involūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect involūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect involūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present involvam involvās involvat involvāmus involvātis involvant
imperfect involverem involverēs involveret involverēmus involverētis involverent
perfect involverim involverīs involverit involverīmus involverītis involverint
pluperfect involvissem involvissēs involvisset involvissēmus involvissētis involvissent
passive present involvar involvāris,
involvātur involvāmur involvāminī involvantur
imperfect involverer involverēris,
involverētur involverēmur involverēminī involverentur
perfect involūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect involūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present involve involvite
future involvitō involvitō involvitōte involvuntō
passive present involvere involviminī
future involvitor involvitor involvuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives involvere involvisse involūtūrum esse involvī involūtum esse involūtum īrī
participles involvēns involūtūrus involūtus involvendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
involvendī involvendō involvendum involvendō involūtum involūtū

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