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From trāns- (beyond) +‎ ferō (I bear, carry).



trānsferō (present infinitive trānsferre, perfect active trānstulī, supine trānslātum); third conjugation, irregular

  1. I bear, carry or bring across or over; transport, transfer.
    Cur non illam huc transferri iubes?
    Why don't you command her to be brought over hither?
  2. I copy, transcribe, transfer.
  3. I carry along in public, display in procession, bear in triumph.
  4. I put off, defer, postpone, delay, transfer.
  5. I translate into another language; interpret.
  6. I transfer in meaning, use figuratively or tropically.
  7. I apply, make use of.
  8. I change, transform.


   Conjugation of trānsferō (third conjugation, irregular, suppletive)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present trānsferō trānsfers trānsfert trānsferimus trānsfertis trānsferunt
imperfect trānsferēbam trānsferēbās trānsferēbat trānsferēbāmus trānsferēbātis trānsferēbant
future trānsferam trānsferēs trānsferet trānsferēmus trānsferētis trānsferent
perfect trānstulī trānstulistī trānstulit trānstulimus trānstulistis trānstulērunt, trānstulēre
pluperfect trānstuleram trānstulerās trānstulerat trānstulerāmus trānstulerātis trānstulerant
future perfect trānstulerō trānstuleris trānstulerit trānstulerimus trānstuleritis trānstulerint
passive present trānsferor trānsferris, trānsferre trānsfertur trānsferimur trānsferiminī trānsferuntur
imperfect trānsferēbar trānsferēbāris, trānsferēbāre trānsferēbātur trānsferēbāmur trānsferēbāminī trānsferēbantur
future trānsferar trānsferēris, trānsferēre trānsferētur trānsferēmur trānsferēminī trānsferentur
perfect trānslātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect trānslātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect trānslātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present trānsferam trānsferās trānsferat trānsferāmus trānsferātis trānsferant
imperfect trānsferrem trānsferrēs trānsferret trānsferrēmus trānsferrētis trānsferrent
perfect trānstulerim trānstulerīs trānstulerit trānstulerīmus trānstulerītis trānstulerint
pluperfect trānstulissem trānstulissēs trānstulisset trānstulissēmus trānstulissētis trānstulissent
passive present trānsferar trānsferāris, trānsferāre trānsferātur trānsferāmur trānsferāminī trānsferantur
imperfect trānsferrer trānsferrēris, trānsferrēre trānsferrētur trānsferrēmur trānsferrēminī trānsferrentur
perfect trānslātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect trānslātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present trānsfer trānsferte
future trānsfertō trānsfertō trānsfertōte trānsferuntō
passive present trānsferre trānsferiminī
future trānsfertor trānsfertor trānsferuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives trānsferre trānstulisse trānslātūrum esse trānsferrī trānslātum esse trānslātum īrī
participles trānsferēns trānslātūrus trānslātus trānsferendus, trānsferundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
trānsferendī trānsferendō trānsferendum trānsferendō trānslātum trānslātū

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  • transfero in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • transfero in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • transfero in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to use up, make full use of one's spare time: otio abūti or otium ad suum usum transferre
    • to transplant to Rome one of the branches of poesy: poesis genus ad Romanos transferre
    • to translate from Greek into Latin: aliquid e graeco in latinum (sermonem) convertere, vertere, transferre
    • to translate from Plato: ab or de (not ex) Platone vertere, convertere, transferre
    • to translate literally, word for word (not verbo tenus): ad verbum transferre, exprimere
    • to translate literally, word for word (not verbo tenus): totidem verbis transferre
    • to translate freely: his fere verbis, hoc fere modo convertere, transferre
    • to turn the conversation to another topic: sermonem alio transferre
    • to put the blame on another: culpam in aliquem conferre, transferre, conicere
    • the command is transferred, passes to some one: imperium transfertur ad aliquem (not transit)
    • to transfer the seat of war elsewhere: bellum transferre alio, in...
    • this can be said of..., applies to..: hoc transferri potest in aliquid
  • transfero in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016