fleo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *flēō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active fleō, present infinitive flēre, perfect active flēvī, supine flētum (defective)

  1. I weep, cry.
  2. I lament, grieve for.
    Si vis me flere, dolendum est primum ipsi tibi : If you wish me to cry, you yourself must first be grieved (Horace, Ars Poetica).

Inflection[edit]

  • In practice, the only passive forms met with in Latin are the third-person singular forms.

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