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From prō- +‎ rogō (ask; request).



prōrogō (present infinitive prōrogāre, perfect active prōrogāvī, supine prōrogātum); first conjugation

  1. I prolong, draw out, keep (something) going
  2. I extend (a term of office, a certain situation)
    • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab urbe condita libri 26.1:
      Q. Fuluio Ap. Claudio, prioris anni consulibus, prorogatum imperium est atque exercitus quos habebant decreti, adiectumque ne a Capua quam obsidebant abscederent priusquam expugnassent.
      The military authority of Quintus Fulvius and Appius Claudius, consuls of the previous year, was extended and the armies which they had were decided upon, and it was added as a proviso that they should not withdraw from Capua, which they were besieging, until they conquered it.
  3. I preserve, keep for a long time, continue
  4. I defer, put off, postpone
  5. I pay down beforehand, advance money from one account to another
  6. I propagate, perpetuate


   Conjugation of prōrogō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōrogō prōrogās prōrogat prōrogāmus prōrogātis prōrogant
imperfect prōrogābam prōrogābās prōrogābat prōrogābāmus prōrogābātis prōrogābant
future prōrogābō prōrogābis prōrogābit prōrogābimus prōrogābitis prōrogābunt
perfect prōrogāvī prōrogāvistī prōrogāvit prōrogāvimus prōrogāvistis prōrogāvērunt, prōrogāvēre
pluperfect prōrogāveram prōrogāverās prōrogāverat prōrogāverāmus prōrogāverātis prōrogāverant
future perfect prōrogāverō prōrogāveris prōrogāverit prōrogāverimus prōrogāveritis prōrogāverint
passive present prōrogor prōrogāris, prōrogāre prōrogātur prōrogāmur prōrogāminī prōrogantur
imperfect prōrogābar prōrogābāris, prōrogābāre prōrogābātur prōrogābāmur prōrogābāminī prōrogābantur
future prōrogābor prōrogāberis, prōrogābere prōrogābitur prōrogābimur prōrogābiminī prōrogābuntur
perfect prōrogātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect prōrogātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect prōrogātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōrogem prōrogēs prōroget prōrogēmus prōrogētis prōrogent
imperfect prōrogārem prōrogārēs prōrogāret prōrogārēmus prōrogārētis prōrogārent
perfect prōrogāverim prōrogāverīs prōrogāverit prōrogāverīmus prōrogāverītis prōrogāverint
pluperfect prōrogāvissem prōrogāvissēs prōrogāvisset prōrogāvissēmus prōrogāvissētis prōrogāvissent
passive present prōroger prōrogēris, prōrogēre prōrogētur prōrogēmur prōrogēminī prōrogentur
imperfect prōrogārer prōrogārēris, prōrogārēre prōrogārētur prōrogārēmur prōrogārēminī prōrogārentur
perfect prōrogātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect prōrogātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōrogā prōrogāte
future prōrogātō prōrogātō prōrogātōte prōrogantō
passive present prōrogāre prōrogāminī
future prōrogātor prōrogātor prōrogantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōrogāre prōrogāvisse prōrogātūrum esse prōrogārī prōrogātum esse prōrogātum īrī
participles prōrogāns prōrogātūrus prōrogātus prōrogandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
prōrogandī prōrogandō prōrogandum prōrogandō prōrogātum prōrogātū

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  • prorogo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prorogo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • prorogo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to prolong the command for a year: imperium in annum prorogare
    • to prolong a person's command: prorogare alicui imperium (in annum)