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From ad- (near, at; towards, to) +‎ ambulō (walk; traverse).



adambulō (present infinitive adambulāre, perfect active adambulāvī); first conjugation, no passive

  1. (before or after ad or with dative) I walk about, at, before, beside or near something.
    • c. 254 BCE – 184 BCE, Plautus, Bacchides 4.5.8
      adambulabo ad ostium ut quando exeat / extemplo advenienti ei tabellas dem in manum
      I'll walk before the door, that when he comes out, at once as he comes up, I may put the letters in his hand.


   Conjugation of adambulo (first conjugation, active only)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adambulō adambulās adambulat adambulāmus adambulātis adambulant
imperfect adambulābam adambulābās adambulābat adambulābāmus adambulābātis adambulābant
future adambulābō adambulābis adambulābit adambulābimus adambulābitis adambulābunt
perfect adambulāvī adambulāvistī adambulāvit adambulāvimus adambulāvistis adambulāvērunt, adambulāvēre
pluperfect adambulāveram adambulāverās adambulāverat adambulāverāmus adambulāverātis adambulāverant
future perfect adambulāverō adambulāveris adambulāverit adambulāverimus adambulāveritis adambulāverint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adambulem adambulēs adambulet adambulēmus adambulētis adambulent
imperfect adambulārem adambulārēs adambulāret adambulārēmus adambulārētis adambulārent
perfect adambulāverim adambulāverīs adambulāverit adambulāverīmus adambulāverītis adambulāverint
pluperfect adambulāvissem adambulāvissēs adambulāvisset adambulāvissēmus adambulāvissētis adambulāvissent
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adambulā adambulāte
future adambulātō adambulātō adambulātōte adambulantō
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives adambulāre adambulāvisse
participles adambulāns
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
adambulāre adambulandī adambulandō adambulandum

Related terms[edit]


  • adambulo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • adambulo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette