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From mollis (soft).



molliō (present infinitive mollīre, perfect active mollīvī, supine mollītum); fourth conjugation

  1. I soften.
  2. I make calm, moderate, mitigate.
  3. (figuratively) I make unmanly or effeminate.


   Conjugation of mollio (fourth conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present molliō mollīs mollit mollīmus mollītis molliunt
imperfect molliēbam molliēbās molliēbat molliēbāmus molliēbātis molliēbant
future molliam molliēs molliet molliēmus molliētis mollient
perfect mollīvī mollīvistī mollīvit mollīvimus mollīvistis mollīvērunt, mollīvēre
pluperfect mollīveram mollīverās mollīverat mollīverāmus mollīverātis mollīverant
future perfect mollīverō mollīveris mollīverit mollīverimus mollīveritis mollīverint
passive present mollior mollīris, mollīre mollītur mollīmur mollīminī molliuntur
imperfect molliēbar molliēbāris, molliēbāre molliēbātur molliēbāmur molliēbāminī molliēbantur
future molliar molliēris, molliēre molliētur molliēmur molliēminī mollientur
perfect mollītus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect mollītus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect mollītus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present molliam molliās molliat molliāmus molliātis molliant
imperfect mollīrem mollīrēs mollīret mollīrēmus mollīrētis mollīrent
perfect mollīverim mollīverīs mollīverit mollīverīmus mollīverītis mollīverint
pluperfect mollīvissem mollīvissēs mollīvisset mollīvissēmus mollīvissētis mollīvissent
passive present molliar molliāris, molliāre molliātur molliāmur molliāminī molliantur
imperfect mollīrer mollīrēris, mollīrēre mollīrētur mollīrēmur mollīrēminī mollīrentur
perfect mollītus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect mollītus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present mollī mollīte
future mollītō mollītō mollītōte molliuntō
passive present mollīre mollīminī
future mollītor mollītor molliuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives mollīre mollīvisse mollītūrus esse mollīrī, mollīrier1 mollītus esse mollītum īrī
participles molliēns mollītūrus mollītus molliendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
mollīre molliendī molliendō molliendum mollītum mollītū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.

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(most derive from a Vulgar Latin *molliō, molliāre)