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From nec (not) + legō (choose, select).



neglegō (present infinitive neglegere, perfect active neglēxī, supine neglēctum); third conjugation

  1. I am indifferent to, disregard, ignore, slight, neglect.
  2. I overlook, pass over, neglect.
    Si versus horum duorum poetarum neglegetis, magna parte litterarum carebitis.
    If you neglect the verses of these two poets, you will miss a great part of literature.
  3. I despise, condemn.


   Conjugation of neglegō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present neglegō neglegis neglegit neglegimus neglegitis neglegunt
imperfect neglegēbam neglegēbās neglegēbat neglegēbāmus neglegēbātis neglegēbant
future neglegam neglegēs negleget neglegēmus neglegētis neglegent
perfect neglēxī neglēxistī neglēxit neglēximus neglēxistis neglēxērunt, neglēxēre
pluperfect neglēxeram neglēxerās neglēxerat neglēxerāmus neglēxerātis neglēxerant
future perfect neglēxerō neglēxeris neglēxerit neglēxerimus neglēxeritis neglēxerint
passive present neglegor neglegeris, neglegere neglegitur neglegimur neglegiminī negleguntur
imperfect neglegēbar neglegēbāris, neglegēbāre neglegēbātur neglegēbāmur neglegēbāminī neglegēbantur
future neglegar neglegēris, neglegēre neglegētur neglegēmur neglegēminī neglegentur
perfect neglēctus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect neglēctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect neglēctus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present neglegam neglegās neglegat neglegāmus neglegātis neglegant
imperfect neglegerem neglegerēs neglegeret neglegerēmus neglegerētis neglegerent
perfect neglēxerim neglēxerīs neglēxerit neglēxerīmus neglēxerītis neglēxerint
pluperfect neglēxissem neglēxissēs neglēxisset neglēxissēmus neglēxissētis neglēxissent
passive present neglegar neglegāris, neglegāre neglegātur neglegāmur neglegāminī neglegantur
imperfect neglegerer neglegerēris, neglegerēre neglegerētur neglegerēmur neglegerēminī neglegerentur
perfect neglēctus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect neglēctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present neglege neglegite
future neglegitō neglegitō neglegitōte negleguntō
passive present neglegere neglegiminī
future neglegitor neglegitor negleguntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives neglegere neglēxisse neglēctūrum esse neglegī neglēctum esse neglēctum īrī
participles neglegēns neglēctūrus neglēctus neglegendus, neglegundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
neglegendī neglegendō neglegendum neglegendō neglēctum neglēctū

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  • Catalan: negligir
  • English: neglect
  • French: négliger


  • neglego in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • neglego in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • neglego in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to leave a wrong unpunished, to ignore it: iniurias neglegere
    • to neglect one's duty: officium suum deserere, neglegere
    • to neglect, mismanage one's household matters: rem familiarem neglegere