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From Proto-Italic *aiðifakāō. Equivalent to aedēs (building) +‎ -ficō.



aedificō (present infinitive aedificāre, perfect active aedificāvī, supine aedificātum); first conjugation

  1. I build, erect, establish
  2. I create, frame


   Conjugation of aedificō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aedificō aedificās aedificat aedificāmus aedificātis aedificant
imperfect aedificābam aedificābās aedificābat aedificābāmus aedificābātis aedificābant
future aedificābō aedificābis aedificābit aedificābimus aedificābitis aedificābunt
perfect aedificāvī aedificāvistī, aedificāstī1 aedificāvit aedificāvimus aedificāvistis, aedificāstis1 aedificāvērunt, aedificāvēre
pluperfect aedificāveram aedificāverās aedificāverat aedificāverāmus aedificāverātis aedificāverant
future perfect aedificāverō aedificāveris aedificāverit aedificāverimus aedificāveritis aedificāverint
passive present aedificor aedificāris, aedificāre aedificātur aedificāmur aedificāminī aedificantur
imperfect aedificābar aedificābāris, aedificābāre aedificābātur aedificābāmur aedificābāminī aedificābantur
future aedificābor aedificāberis, aedificābere aedificābitur aedificābimur aedificābiminī aedificābuntur
perfect aedificātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect aedificātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect aedificātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aedificem aedificēs aedificet aedificēmus aedificētis aedificent
imperfect aedificārem aedificārēs aedificāret aedificārēmus aedificārētis aedificārent
perfect aedificāverim aedificāverīs aedificāverit aedificāverīmus aedificāverītis aedificāverint
pluperfect aedificāvissem, aedificāssem1 aedificāvissēs, aedificāssēs1 aedificāvisset, aedificāsset1 aedificāvissēmus, aedificāssēmus1 aedificāvissētis, aedificāssētis1 aedificāvissent, aedificāssent1
passive present aedificer aedificēris, aedificēre aedificētur aedificēmur aedificēminī aedificentur
imperfect aedificārer aedificārēris, aedificārēre aedificārētur aedificārēmur aedificārēminī aedificārentur
perfect aedificātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect aedificātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present aedificā aedificāte
future aedificātō aedificātō aedificātōte aedificantō
passive present aedificāre aedificāminī
future aedificātor aedificātor aedificantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives aedificāre aedificāvisse, aedificāsse1 aedificātūrum esse aedificārī aedificātum esse aedificātum īrī
participles aedificāns aedificātūrus aedificātus aedificandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
aedificandī aedificandō aedificandum aedificandō aedificātum aedificātū

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

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  • Catalan: edificar
  • English: edify
  • French: édifier
  • Italian: edificare


  • aedifico in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • aedifico in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • aedifico in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • God made the world: deus mundum aedificavit, fabricatus est, effecit (not creavit)
    • to build a ship, a fleet: navem, classem aedificare, facere, efficere, instituere
    • (ambiguous) God is the Creator of the world: deus est mundi procreator (not creator), aedificator, fabricator, opifex rerum