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From ad- (to, towards, at) +‎ volō (fly).



advolō (present infinitive advolāre, perfect active advolāvī, supine advolātum); first conjugation

  1. I fly to or toward.
    • 45 BCE, Cicero, De Natura Deorum 2.124:
      Legi etiam scriptum, esse avem quandam, quae Platalea nominaretur, eam sibi cibum quaerere advolantem ad eas aves, quae se in mari mergerent []
      I have even read in a book that there is a bird called the spoonbill, which procures its food by flying towards those birds which dive in the sea []
    • c. 77 CE – 79 CE, Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia 28.45.162:
      Papilio quoque lucernarum luminibus advolans inter mala medicamenta numeratur []
      The moth, also, flying to the flame of a lamp is numbered among the noxious substances []
    • 1698, Thomas Burnet, Thesaurus medicinae practicae 5.343:
      advolo ego citato equo []
      [] I fly towards him at full gallop []
  2. (figuratively) I run, dash or come to or toward, swoop on.


   Conjugation of advolō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present advolō advolās advolat advolāmus advolātis advolant
imperfect advolābam advolābās advolābat advolābāmus advolābātis advolābant
future advolābō advolābis advolābit advolābimus advolābitis advolābunt
perfect advolāvī advolāvistī, advolāstī1 advolāvit advolāvimus advolāvistis, advolāstis1 advolāvērunt, advolāvēre
pluperfect advolāveram advolāverās advolāverat advolāverāmus advolāverātis advolāverant
future perfect advolāverō advolāveris advolāverit advolāverimus advolāveritis advolāverint
passive present advolor advolāris, advolāre advolātur advolāmur advolāminī advolantur
imperfect advolābar advolābāris, advolābāre advolābātur advolābāmur advolābāminī advolābantur
future advolābor advolāberis, advolābere advolābitur advolābimur advolābiminī advolābuntur
perfect advolātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect advolātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect advolātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present advolem advolēs advolet advolēmus advolētis advolent
imperfect advolārem advolārēs advolāret advolārēmus advolārētis advolārent
perfect advolāverim advolāverīs advolāverit advolāverīmus advolāverītis advolāverint
pluperfect advolāvissem, advolāssem1 advolāvissēs, advolāssēs1 advolāvisset, advolāsset1 advolāvissēmus, advolāssēmus1 advolāvissētis, advolāssētis1 advolāvissent, advolāssent1
passive present advoler advolēris, advolēre advolētur advolēmur advolēminī advolentur
imperfect advolārer advolārēris, advolārēre advolārētur advolārēmur advolārēminī advolārentur
perfect advolātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect advolātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present advolā advolāte
future advolātō advolātō advolātōte advolantō
passive present advolāre advolāminī
future advolātor advolātor advolantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives advolāre advolāvisse, advolāsse1 advolātūrus esse advolārī advolātus esse advolātum īrī
participles advolāns advolātūrus advolātus advolandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
advolāre advolandī advolandō advolandum advolātum advolātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.

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