LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From prō- +‎ faciō (make, construct).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

prōficiō (present infinitive prōficere, perfect active prōfēcī, supine prōfectum); third conjugation iō-variant, no passive

  1. I advance, make progress, make headway.
  2. I benefit, profit, take advantage.
  3. I help, contribute, am useful.

ConjugationEdit

   Conjugation of prōficiō (third conjugation -variant, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōficiō prōficis prōficit prōficimus prōficitis prōficiunt
imperfect prōficiēbam prōficiēbās prōficiēbat prōficiēbāmus prōficiēbātis prōficiēbant
future prōficiam prōficiēs prōficiet prōficiēmus prōficiētis prōficient
perfect prōfēcī prōfēcistī prōfēcit prōfēcimus prōfēcistis prōfēcērunt, prōfēcēre
pluperfect prōfēceram prōfēcerās prōfēcerat prōfēcerāmus prōfēcerātis prōfēcerant
future perfect prōfēcerō prōfēceris prōfēcerit prōfēcerimus prōfēceritis prōfēcerint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōficiam prōficiās prōficiat prōficiāmus prōficiātis prōficiant
imperfect prōficerem prōficerēs prōficeret prōficerēmus prōficerētis prōficerent
perfect prōfēcerim prōfēcerīs prōfēcerit prōfēcerīmus prōfēcerītis prōfēcerint
pluperfect prōfēcissem prōfēcissēs prōfēcisset prōfēcissēmus prōfēcissētis prōfēcissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōfice prōficite
future prōficitō prōficitō prōficitōte prōficiuntō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōficere prōfēcisse prōfectūrum esse
participles prōficiēns prōfectūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
prōficiendī prōficiendō prōficiendum prōficiendō prōfectum prōfectū

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: porfire
  • Spanish: aprovechar
  • English: proficient

ReferencesEdit

  • proficio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • proficio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • proficio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to be brought up in some one's school: e disciplina alicuius profectum esse
    • to make progress in a subject: in aliqua re progressus facere, proficere, progredi
    • I am not dissatisfied with my progress: non me paenitet, quantum profecerim