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See also: negó, negò, neĝo, nêgo, and него






  1. first-person singular present indicative form of negar




Univerbation of ne (not) and the root of aiō (to say yes).


  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈne.ɡoː/, [ˈnɛ.ɡoː]
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negō (present infinitive negāre, perfect active negāvī, supine negātum); first conjugation

  1. I deny
  2. (intransitive) I refuse, say no
  3. (transitive) I reject, refuse, say no to (something)
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1:
      [] dum ne quem militem legeret ex eo numero quibus senatus missionem reditumque in patriam negasset ante belli finem.
      [] provided he did not choose any soldier from those to whom the Senate had refused discharge and a return home before the end of the war
  4. I keep from, prevent


   Conjugation of negō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present negō negās negat negāmus negātis negant
imperfect negābam negābās negābat negābāmus negābātis negābant
future negābō negābis negābit negābimus negābitis negābunt
perfect negāvī negāvistī, negāstī2 negāvit negāvimus negāvistis, negāstis2 negāvērunt, negāvēre
pluperfect negāveram negāverās negāverat negāverāmus negāverātis negāverant
future perfect negāverō negāveris negāverit negāverimus negāveritis negāverint
passive present negor negāris, negāre negātur negāmur negāminī negantur
imperfect negābar negābāris, negābāre negābātur negābāmur negābāminī negābantur
future negābor negāberis, negābere negābitur negābimur negābiminī negābuntur
perfect negātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect negātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect negātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present negem negēs neget negēmus negētis negent
imperfect negārem negārēs negāret negārēmus negārētis negārent
perfect negāverim negāverīs negāverit negāverīmus negāverītis negāverint
pluperfect negāvissem, negāssem2 negāvissēs, negāssēs2 negāvisset, negāsset2 negāvissēmus, negāssēmus2 negāvissētis, negāssētis2 negāvissent, negāssent2
passive present neger negēris, negēre negētur negēmur negēminī negentur
imperfect negārer negārēris, negārēre negārētur negārēmur negārēminī negārentur
perfect negātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect negātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present negā negāte
future negātō negātō negātōte negantō
passive present negāre negāminī
future negātor negātor negantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives negāre negāvisse, negāsse2 negātūrum esse negārī, negārier1 negātum esse negātum īrī
participles negāns negātūrus negātus negandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
negandī negandō negandum negandō negātum negātū

1The present passive infinitive in -ier is a rare poetic form which is attested for this verb.
2At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

Derived termsEdit



  • nego in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nego in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nego in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to refuse, reject a request: negare, more strongly denegare alicui aliquid
    • to refuse, reject a request: petenti alicui negare aliquid
    • to deny the existence of the gods: deos esse negare
    • an atheist: qui deum esse negat
    • I do not deny: non nego, non infitior


Etymology 1Edit

Corruption of negro (negro; black)

Alternative formsEdit

  • nêgo (obsolete or eye dialect)



nego m (plural negos, feminine nega, feminine plural negas)

  1. (affectionate or mildly derogatory, nonstandard) nigga (black person)
    Isso é coisa de negoThis is something for/by niggas.
    Synonyms: negro (neutral), preto (offensive)
  2. (affectionate, nonstandard) male lover
    Ganhei de presente do meu negoMy man gave me a gift.
  3. (colloquial, nonstandard) guy; bloke (unspecified person)
    Todos os negos fugiram quando ouviram os tirosAll the people ran when they heard the gunshots
    Synonym: cara
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of negar



ne- (not) + Proto-Slavic *-go.


  • IPA(key): /nêɡo/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧go


nȅgo (Cyrillic spelling не̏го)

  1. (with nominative) than (in comparisons, following the comparative)
    Beograd je veći nego Zagreb.Belgrade is larger than Zagreb.
  2. (following a negation) but (see also vȅć)
    On je ne samo darovit, nego i jako marljiv.He is not only talented, but also very diligent.
    To nije crno, nego b(ij)eloThat is not black, but white




  1. Obsolete plural form of neg, past tense of niga.