solvo ‎(accusative singular solvon, plural solvoj, accusative plural solvojn)

  1. solution




  1. first-person singular present indicative of solvere



From se- ‎(away) +‎ luo ‎(to untie, set free, separate).



solvō ‎(present infinitive solvere, perfect active solvī, supine solūtum); third conjugation

  1. loosen, untie, undo; free [up], release, acquit, exempt
  2. solve, explain
  3. dissolve, break up, separate
  4. relax, slacken, weaken
  5. cancel, remove, destroy
  6. pay [up], fulfil
  7. to undermine
  8. to get rid of (feelings)
  9. to let down (hair)
  10. to open (a letter)
  11. to unfurl
  12. to raise (a siege)
  13. to dismiss (troops)


   Conjugation of solvo (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present solvō solvis solvit solvimus solvitis solvunt
imperfect solvēbam solvēbās solvēbat solvēbāmus solvēbātis solvēbant
future solvam solvēs solvet solvēmus solvētis solvent
perfect solvī solvistī solvit solvimus solvistis solvērunt, solvēre
pluperfect solveram solverās solverat solverāmus solverātis solverant
future perfect solverō solveris solverit solverimus solveritis solverint
passive present solvor solveris, solvere solvitur solvimur solviminī solvuntur
imperfect solvēbar solvēbāris, solvēbāre solvēbātur solvēbāmur solvēbāminī solvēbantur
future solvar solvēris, solvēre solvētur solvēmur solvēminī solventur
perfect solūtus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect solūtus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect solūtus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present solvam solvās solvat solvāmus solvātis solvant
imperfect solverem solverēs solveret solverēmus solverētis solverent
perfect solverim solverīs solverit solverīmus solverītis solverint
pluperfect solvissem solvissēs solvisset solvissēmus solvissētis solvissent
passive present solvar solvāris, solvāre solvātur solvāmur solvāminī solvantur
imperfect solverer solverēris, solverēre solverētur solverēmur solverēminī solverentur
perfect solūtus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect solūtus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present solve solvite
future solvitō solvitō solvitōte solvuntō
passive present solvere solviminī
future solvitor solvitor solvuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives solvere solvisse solūtūrus esse solvī solūtus esse solūtum īrī
participles solvēns solūtūrus solūtus solvendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
solvere solvendī solvendō solvendum solūtum solūtū

Derived termsEdit



  • solvo” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers
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